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Modeling Archival Repositories for Digital Libraries (Extended Version}

Crespo, A. and Garcia-Molina, H. (1999) Modeling Archival Repositories for Digital Libraries (Extended Version}. Technical Report. Stanford.




This paper studies the archival problem: how a digital library can preserve electronic documents over long periods of time. We analyze how an archival repository can fail and we present different strategies that help solve the problem. We introduce ArchSim, a simulation tool that for evaluating an implementation of an archival repository system and compare options such as different disk reliabilities, error detection and correction algorithms, preventive maintenance, etc. We use ArchSim to analyze a case study of an Archival Repository for Computer Science Technical Reports.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital archiving, digital preservation, archival repository, models for archival repositories, performance of archival repositories, simulation of archival repositories.
Subjects:Computer Science > Archival
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:378
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:27 Dec 2008 21:16

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