Assistant Director for Digital Library Services
The Florida Center for Library Automation offers the Florida Digital Archive as a service to the eleven publicly funded universities of Florida. The Florida Digital Archive (FDA) is a long-term preservation repository dedicated to ensuring that digital materials deposited today will be usable far into the future using the hardware and software technologies of the time. The FDA is based on a locally developed preservation application called DAITSS, which is also available in an open source release (see http://daitss.fcla.edu).
This document contains updated policies and procedures for use of the FCLA PURL Server. As of [month] 2009, the FCLA PURL Server uses PURLZ, an enhanced version of the original OCLC PURL server software. Because the capabilities of the new software differ slightly from the old, some changes in policy were required.
The PURL server has an online user manual accessed from the HELP tab.
High FDA Confidence Level: AVI (uncompressed, motion JPEG) (*.avi)
Low FDA Confidence Level: AVI (others) (*.avi)
FDA Term Definitions
Archival Information Package (AIP)
The contents of a SIP, plus any saved transformed versions of any of the data files in the SIP or AIP, plus all of the metadata pertaining to these objects stored in the FCLA Digital Archive Management System (DAMS).
A logical object that has a digital representation in multiple data files, for example, a Web page composed of text and image files
A single data file than can be decomposed into multiple data files, for example, a zip file.
Contributed data file
An original data file submitted by an owning institution for archiving, unaltered by the archive.
Contributed Information Package (CIP)
The Florida Digital Archives current long-term preservation strategies are known as FDA Preservation Support Levels and vary by file format.
Files with viruses will not be archived in the FDA. Please scan your files for viruses with up-to-date virus scanners before transmitting your files to the Florida Digital Archive.