Information Packages

    Archival Information Package (AIP):

    • Content Information
      • The information that is the primary object of preservation. Containing a Digital Object and any Representation Information (technical metadata) needed to transform this object into meaningful information
    • Preservation Description Information (PDI)
      • other information (metadata) "which will allow the understanding of the Content Information over an indefinite period of time"
      • Terms defined in CPA/RLG report


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Metadata for long-term preservation in NEDLIB, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 25 February 2000.