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Building a Dark Archive in the Sunshine State: A Case Study
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2005.2.1.art00004  Published OnlineJanuary 2005

The Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) is implementing the FCLA Digital Archive as a preservation repository for the use of the libraries of the eleven state universities of Florida. The FCLA Digital Archive is built upon DAITSS software, which is still in development at FCLA. DAITSS is designed to be a “dark archive,” dedicated exclusively to ensuring the long-term viability, integrity, and renderability of archived content.DAITSS software follows the Open Archives Information System (OAIS) model in the implementation and functional separation of Ingest, Data Management, Archival Storage and Dissemination. It supports two levels of preservation, bit-level and full, and implements full preservation using the active strategies of formation normalization and forward format migration. It obtains and maintains detailed technical metadata, tracks complex relationships among objects, and documents digital provenance.DAITSS is currently being used by the FCLA Digital Archive for ingest only. Other functions are still being designed and programmed, and are expected to be completed in calendar 2005. When completed DAITSS will be made freely available for use by the cultural heritage community.

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Priscilla Caplan, "Building a Dark Archive in the Sunshine State: A Case Studyin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2005,  2005,  pp 9 - 13,

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