The Digital Information LifeCycle Interoperability Standards Board
The Digital Information LifeCycle Interoperability Standards Board (DILCIS Board) is an international group of experts committed to maintain and sustain maintain a set of interoperability specifications which allow for the transfer, long-term preservation, and reuse of digital information regardless of the origin or type of the information.
More specifically, the DILCIS Board maintains specifications initially developed within the E-ARK Project (02.2014 - 01.2017):
- Common Specification for Information Packages
- E-ARK Submission Information Package (SIP)
- E-ARK Archival Information Package (AIP)
- E-ARK Dissemination Information Package (DIP)
- SMURF Specification (Semantically Marked-Up Record Format)
The DILCIS Board collaborates closely with the Swiss Federal Archives in regard to the maintenance of the SIARD (Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases) specification.
The DILCIS Board consists of up to ten international experts who act on a voluntary basis. You can read more about the setup, tasks and responsibilities of the Board here.
The DILCIS Board is supported by the European Commission through the CEF eArchiving Building Block (06.2018 - ) and supervised by the DLM Forum.