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OAIS - Open Archival Information Systems

Designed by the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS), OAIS is a conceptual model for systems responsible for the long-term preservation of data. The data to be preserved may be digital or otherwise, though the model specifically aims to tackle the complexities of preserving digital data. OAIS models the responsibilities and functions of a repository as well as the information to be preserved in it. It is one of the most important standards for digital curators and was approved as ISO 14721:2003.