The demands on a universal object format are described based on a processing schema from DIAS-Core. The object is processed as a Submission Information Package (SIP) and delivered as a Dissemination Information Package (DIP) (using the OAIS model terminology).
Within the DIAS-Core, a part of the data, the Archival Information Package (AIP), is separated and put into storage (hard drive, magnetic tape, etc.). Specific metadata are stored in a data management database, which can be accessed via an administrative interface.
Detailed information about kopal's universal object format can be found in the following reports:
Objektformat - Ein Archiv- und Austauschformat f�r digitale Objekte
PDF file 112 KB (February 2006)
Universal Object Format - An archiving and exchange format for digital
objects (English Version)
PDF file 110 KB (February 2006)
The following two sample files in XML format are offered in order to help to clarify the application of the universal object format:
the German National Library
XML file 50 KB (February 2006)
the Goettingen State and University Library
XML file 64 KB (February 2006)