This paper describes (1) a lessening of restrictions on the ingest acceptance criteria, and (2) a growing reliance on repository-supplied Submission Information Package (SIP) creation tools planned for the Harvard University Library's digital preservation repository (the DRS). Reasons for these changes include producer demand for the repository to accept new formats and genres, growing quantities of digital content producers want to preserve but can not adequately process, and the increase in the amount of content that is acquired by instead of created by DRS producers. In response to these needs the DRS will greatly change its SIP requirements and ingest process. Most notably files in any format will be accepted by the DRS. This paper describes steps taken to mitigate the effect of these changes so that the DRS can still meet its preservation commitments while broadening the range of acceptable content. One of these mitigating steps is the development of a new tool, FITS, which will be used to automate format identification and metadata extraction during SIP creation.
Andrea Goethals, "Meeting the Preservation Demand Responsibly = Lowering the Ingest Bar?" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2009, 2009, pp 35 - 40, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2009.6.1.art00009