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Implementing a Reliable Digital Object Archive

Cooper, Brian and Crespo, Arturo and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2000) Implementing a Reliable Digital Object Archive. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab. (Publication Note: Fourth European Conference on Research and Development in Digital Libraries (ECDL 2000), Lisbon, Portugal, September 18-20, 2000)


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An Archival Repository reliably stores digital objects for long periods of time (decades or centuries). The archival nature of the system requires new techniques for storing, indexing, and replicating digital objects. In this paper we discuss the specialized indexing needs of a write-once archive. We also present a reliability algorithm for effectively replicating sets of related objects. We describe a data import utility for archival repositories. Finally, we discuss and evaluate a prototype repository we have built, the Stanford Archival Vault (SAV).

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Additional Information:This is a shortened version; see the extended version for full details.
Uncontrolled Keywords:archival storage, preservation of digital objects, replication, archival repository
Subjects:Computer Science > Archival
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:716
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Jun 2000 17:00
Last Modified:27 Dec 2008 11:59

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