[Moims-dai] Notes of the meeting and actions

David Giaretta david at giaretta.org
Thu May 5 08:53:41 UTC 2016

Hi Don

In section 1.1 you say "at each stage there is a minimum set of data that
should be captured. There is Additional Information associated with this
Also in section 1.2 bullet one says "".. into 4 stages and identifies the

This implies 
(1) the Additional Information is only created when data is created - but at
the Formulation stage the Additional Information is the best guess about the
data to be created later 
(2) the Formulation stage creates data - which is not true unless you mean
that the plan is itself data - which could be the case but would need to be
(3) the implication seems to be that the document will define some minimum
set of data - I don't see how we could do that.

Without wanting to defend the term too strongly, we introduced "Primary
Data" in order to have some focus because a project may create many
different types of data but it seems sensible to identify the data which
will (as part of the Content Information) become what OAIS terms the "target
of preservation".


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I've taken an initial stab at updating section 1 to reflect today's
discussion.  I've done some re-organizing to better separate 'applicability'
from 'purpose and scope'.  I've found that in most places it was appropriate
to replace 'ICP' with 'project'.  I also found that I did not need to call
out the individual stages by name, did not need to use the term ICP
(Information Creation Process) nor did I need to mention Primary Data at the
level of section 1.  Of course these terms and concepts could be introduced
in this section if desired.  I also think that an update to the title of the
document would be appropriate at some point to better draw in the interest
of a project. (Like mentioning 'project' in the title.)  

Since project is a well defined concept and we know the difficulties in
getting projects to adequately document their efforts for long term
preservation, I believe it is most appropriate to limit the scope of this
document similarly.  As Mark noted, it would be a major achievement if we
could make progress in this area. 

Immediately below is a section 1 draft.


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