Every cultural organization has a unique process to collect, describe, store, and disseminate their collections. These resources examine those workflows within the context of the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) framework.
Recently I've been collaborating with the American Museum of Natural History Library to understand how a trusted digital repository would fit into their infrastructure.
When I connected information theory with the OAIS model in a previous post, I had a much larger goal in mind.
A quick note that I’ve updated my drawing of the OAIS diagram with functional entities that I first released last month.
A few months ago, Cassie Schmidt at the fantastic archival metadata blog Chaos -> Order wrote about her frustrations with projects that chew up limited resources on rehousing existing collections.
Information science is the realm of libraries, archives, and museums. Information theory is the realm of mathematics and engineering.