2018 specification review

We kindly invite you to review the following eArchiving specifications. Originally created by the E-ARK project and enhanced and stabilised by the E-ARK4ALL project, these specifications are a core component of the CEF eArchiving Building Block.

The specifications will be released for review in two groups. In the first group, the ‘Common Specification for information Packages’ and the ‘Common Specification for Electronic Records Management Systems’ will be released for review (from 28 November, 2018). In the second group, the E-ARK SIP, E-ARK AIP, E-ARK DIP, the review components of the Common Specification SIARD and Geodata specifications will be released on December 20, 2018.

Your completed feedback on the specifications can be entered on this page: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/eArchiving_specification_review

The closing date for the review is February 24, 2019.


The material to be reviewed can be found here:

Common Specification for information Packages (CS IP)

The core of E-ARK specifications is the Common Specification for Information Packages. This delivers a basic core specification providing a necessary minimum for institutions across Europe to securely package their data, and then customise their data as required. For CS IP we would like you to review the full document and give comments on its principles and structural requirements in Part 1 as well as the implementation in Part 2.

Text: http://earkcsip.dilcis.eu/

PDF: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-CSIP/blob/master/specification/pdf/E-ARK-CSIP-2_0_0-draft.pdf 

XML: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-CSIP/tree/master/schema and https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-CSIP/tree/master/profile

Common Specification for Electronic Records Management Systems

For CS ERMS we would like you to review the new XML-schema. The draft of the CS ERMS document is supplied as a supplementary document for understanding the XML-schema as well as the schema generated documentation.

XML-schema with its Schematron document: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-ERMS/tree/master/Schema

XML-schema documentation (PDF): https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-ERMS/blob/master/Schema/ERMS_draft_Schema_Documentation/pdf/ERMS_draft.pdf

Draft CS ERMS specification (PDF): https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-ERMS/blob/master/Specification/DRAFT_CS_ERMS.pdf