Current reviews

Reviews 2020-2021

We kindly invite you to review the following eArchiving specifications and supporting documents. Originally created by the E-ARK project and enhanced and stabilised by the E-ARK4ALL project now brought forward to the next level by the E-ARK3 project, these specifications are a core component of the CEF eArchiving Building Block.

The specifications and documents will be released for review in four groups.

Your completed feedback on each specification and document can be entered on the page given next to each review object.

The closing date for each group of documents to be reviewed is given in the group.

The material to be reviewed can be found here:


Group 1

Opening: 31 August 2020

Closing date: November 15, 2020

 

Guideline (Primer) for the Common Specification for Information Packages (CSIP), SIP, AIP, DIP, Preservation Metadata and Archival Information

This guideline (primer) describes the core IP specifications with the accompanying preservation metadata and archival information needed to create a complete package. The underlying standards, such as the OAIS Reference Model, XML, and METS, are described in a user-friendly way. Some notes regarding implementation are also present, but, in most cases, these will not be enough to explain how it is conducted in each system because of the complexity of all the systems. The principles for a package are also described and explained. The guideline will be an evolving document, and thoroughly explained examples will be added continuously. In this review, we would like you to focus on the questions below.

PDF: 1. Draft Guideline IP.pdf

The questions we want you to answer in your feedback are the following:

  • Is this kind of document useful for you as a user?
  • Does the document need more detail for you to understand the specifications and the standards they are built upon?
  • Does the document need more tutorial content for you to understand the specifications and the standards they are built upon?
  • This document is a first draft version, is there anything missing that should be included?
  • Do you have any further comments regarding the Guidelines within the eArchiving Building Block?

Your feedback can be entered here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EARK_review_G1-1_guideline_for_CSIP-SIP-AIP-DIP

 

Guidelines for creating a new Content Information Type Specification

A series of procedures are required to create and maintain the specifications within the eArchiving Building Block. These include the creation of a specification, the review of a specification, and update of a specification. The following procedure considers the creation of a Content Information Type Specification (CITS).

PDF: 2. Draft Specification creation guideline v1.1.pdf

The questions we want you to answer in your feedback are the following:

  • Is this kind of document useful for you as a creator of a specification to be used in the eArchiving Building Block?
  • Can you provide any input to improve this procedure and document?
  • Based on your experience are there any steps missing in this procedure?
  • Do you have any further comments regarding the Procedures within the eArchiving Building Block?

Your feedback can be entered here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EARK_review_G1-2_procedure_for_CITS_creation

 

Open review guidelines for eArchiving Building Block specifications and documentation

A series of procedures are required to create and maintain the specifications within the eArchiving Building Block. These include the creation of a specification, the review of a specification, and update of a specification. The following procedure considers the open review guidelines for eArchiving Building Block specifications and documentation.

PDF: 3. Draft Specification review guideline v0.1.pdf

The questions we want you to answer in your feedback are the following:

  • As a creator of a specification to be used in the eArchiving Building Block, is this kind of document useful for you when the specification will be subject for an open review?
  • Can you provide any input to improve this procedure and document?
  • Based on your experience are there any steps missing in this procedure?
  • Do you have any further comments regarding the Procedures within the eArchiving Building Block?

Your feedback can be entered here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EARK_review_G1-3_review_procedure_for_CS_or_CITS

 

Guidelines for revision of Common Specifications and Content Information Type Specifications

A series of procedures are required to create and maintain the specifications within the eArchiving Building Block. These include the creation of a specification, the review of a specification, and update of a specification. The following procedure considers the Guidelines for revision of Common Specifications and Content Information Type Specifications.

PDF: 4. Draft Specification revision guideline v1.1.pdf

The questions we want you to answer in your feedback are the following:

  • As a maintainer of a specification to be used in the eArchiving Building Block, is this kind of document useful for you when the specification will be subject for an update through revision?
  • Can you provide any input to improve this procedure and document?
  • Based on your experience are there any steps missing in this procedure?
  • Do you have any further comments regarding the Procedures within the eArchiving Building Block?

Your feedback can be entered here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EARK_review_G1-4_revision_procedure_for_CS_or_CITS

 

Figure production for eArchiving Building Block specifications and their guidelines

A series of procedures are required to create and maintain the specifications within the eArchiving Building Block. These include the creation of a specification, the review of a specification, and update of a specification. The following procedure considers figure production for eArchiving Building Block specifications and their guidelines.

PDF: 5. Draft figure creation guideline v0.1.pdf

The questions we want you to answer in your feedback are the following:

  • As a creator of a specification to be used in the eArchiving Building Block, is this kind of document regarding figure production useful for you?
  • Can you provide any input to improve this procedure and document?
  • Based on your experience are there any steps missing in this procedure?
  • Do you have any further comments regarding the Procedures within the eArchiving Building Block?

Your feedback can be entered here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EARK_review_G1-5_figure_production_procedure_for_CS_for_CITS

 

Procedure for vocabulary creation in a Common Specification or Content Information Type Specifications

A series of procedures are required to create and maintain the specifications within the eArchiving Building Block. These include the creation of a specification, the review of a specification, and update of a specification. The following procedure considers vocabulary creation for a Common Specification or Content Information Type Specifications.

PDF: 6. Draft Vocabularies guideline v0.1.pdf

The questions we want you to answer in your feedback are the following:

  • As a creator of a specification to be used in the eArchiving Building Block, is this kind of document regarding vocabulary creation useful for you?
  • Can you provide any input to improve this procedure and document?
  • Based on your experience are there any steps missing in this procedure?
  • Do you have any further comments regarding the Procedures within the eArchiving Building Block?

Your feedback can be entered here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EARK_review_G1-6_vocabularies_procedure


 

Group 2

Opening in October 2020

Closing date: TBA

Common Specifications and Content Information Type Specifications 


 

Group 3

Opening in February 2021

Closing date: TBA

Guidelines


 

Group 4

Opening in May 2021

Closing date: TBA

Content Information Type Specifications and Guidelines