The most recent issue of the international Records Management Journal included an article titled Preserving Records in the Cloud written by Jan Askhoj, Shigeo Sugimoto and Mitsuharu Nagamori. The paper, “examines the characteristics of managing records in a cloud computing environment and compares these with existing archiving models, exemplified by the open archival information system (OAIS) reference model.” The paper concludes, “that there are a number of areas where OAIS does not integrate well with cloud computing systems. Based on the findings, a new layered model for a cloud archiving system is defined using the concepts and information types from the OAIS reference model. The proposed model allows the sharing of functionality and information objects by making them available as services to higher layers. The model covers the entire document lifecycle, making archive functionality such as preservation planning possible at an early stage and helping to simplify records transfer.”

Preserving records in the cloud


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