The ultimate goal of a digital records archiving is to make them accessible to the public and authorized parties for centuries. Such access should be done in a way that is independent of technical platforms with which those records were created. According to the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model, Access to records is one of the main components of an archival system. The Access component allows the Consumer to search for digital records in the Archival Storage, and selectively retrieves them based on the returned result sets. In order to provide enhanced e-discovery and retrieval services, we are proposing the conceptual model of Archive Place, which would allow record producers to deposit data, and consumers to discover, and also develop applications to display and manipulate digital objects stored and preserved in the archive. Advantages of this model are to leverage emerging technologies offered by Web 2.0, whose main characteristics are semantic web, social media, and collective user participation. Different options for exposing digital records will be described. We will also show how key architectural elements based on service-oriented architecture, and web technologies can support the Archive Place's realization.
Quyen L. Nguyen, "Towards an Archive Place for Disseminating Digital Records" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2012, 2012, pp 141 - 146, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2012.9.1.art00032