Friday, June 06, 2008


A press release went out this week on about the BagIt format specification. BagIt is a lightweight specification for the description of data packages meant for transfer between institutions. The need for such a standard was initially identified in working with NDIIPP partners such as CDL (John Kunze of CDL played a major role in the format development and testing and is one of the principal authors). Other partners have expressed interest, and we are moving forward with a prototype submission web app that will take advantage of BagIt.

My colleague Ed Summers has posted a fantastic overview of the specification to which I can add nothing except reinforcing the kudos deserved by everyone involved.

There is an official Internet-Draft and comments are welcome.

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