4.2.1 Associated definition for each AIP or class of AIPs

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4.2.1 Associated definition for each AIP or class of AIPs
Status Ready for review
Compliance Rating Fully compliant
Responsible

TDR requirement: The repository shall have for each AIP or class of AIPs preserved by the repository an associated definition that is adequate for parsing the AIP and fit for long term preservation needs.

Evidence Provided

The Academic Preservation Trust definition of an AIP is found at https://wiki.aptrust.org/Definition_of_AIP.

Intellectual Object

Intellectual items represent the top level abstraction represented by the submission bag and its primary role is to stored required submission metadata and help mediate access to the underlying digital files represented by Generic File objects .  Since each depositor determines individually what the significance of a particular file grouping is during submission, APTrust uses the Intellectual Item to store the submission metadata and register any top level event related to the files grouped under it. [See "Preservation Description Information (PDI)" in the above definition of an AIP found at https://wiki.aptrust.org/Definition_of_AIP]

The bagit profile requires, in the Submission Information Package (SIP) that is converted to the AIP, the file aptrust-info.txt, which must include a human readable title, and access information. [See Bagging specifications]

The profile also includes serialization requirements.

Relevant Documents

APTrust Archival Information Package