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The Oxford Common File Layout: A Common Approach to Digital Preservation

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Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, OX2 0EW, UK
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Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
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Emory Libraries, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
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Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Cornell University Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
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Fedora Commons, DuraSpace, Beaverton, OR 97008, USA
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Publications 2019, 7(2), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7020039
Received: 1 March 2019 / Revised: 24 April 2019 / Accepted: 23 May 2019 / Published: 4 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from Open Repositories 2018)
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Abstract

The Oxford Common File Layout describes a shared approach to filesystem layouts for institutional and preservation repositories, providing recommendations for how digital repository systems should structure and store files on disk or in object stores. The authors represent institutions where digital preservation practices have been established and proven over time or where significant work has been done to flesh out digital preservation practices. A community of practitioners is surfacing and is assessing successful preservation approaches designed to address a spectrum of use cases. With this context as a background, the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) will be described as the culmination of over two decades of experience with existing standards and practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital preservation; digital repositories; digital objects; object stores; storage digital preservation; digital repositories; digital objects; object stores; storage
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Hankinson, A.; Brower, D.; Jefferies, N.; Metz, R.; Morley, J.; Warner, S.; Woods, A. The Oxford Common File Layout: A Common Approach to Digital Preservation. Publications 2019, 7, 39.

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