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 have been 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’ were released for review. In the second group, the E-ARK SIP, E-ARK AIP, E-ARK DIP, the SIARD Format Specification and the Common Specification for Geodata were released for review.

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 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

E-ARK Profile for Submission Information Packages (E-ARK SIP)

This customised profile for the E-ARK Submission Information Packages (SIP) is for sending material to a repository. It builds upon CSIP.

Text: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-SIP/blob/master/specification/E-ARK-SIP_specification-v2.0.0-DRAFT.md

PDF: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-SIP/blob/master/specification/pdf/E-ARK-SIP-specification-v2.0-DRAFT.pdf

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

E-ARK Profile for Archival Information Packages (E-ARK AIP)

This customised profile for the E-ARK Archival Information Packages (AIP) is for storing material in a repository. This builds upon CSIP.

All information in GitHub: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-AIP/releases/tag/v1.1

PDF: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-AIP/releases/download/v1.1/aip-specification.pdf

E-ARK Profile for Dissemination Information Packages (E-ARK DIP)

This customised profile for the E-ARK Dissemination Information Packages (DIP) is for accessing material from a repository. This builds upon CSIP.

Text: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-DIP/blob/master/specification/index.md

PDF: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-DIP/blob/master/specification/index.md.odt.edt.pdf

Software Independent Archival of Relational Databases (SIARD 2.1)

SIARD (Software Independent Archival of Relational Databases) is a normative description of a file format for the long-term preservation of relational databases. The format was developed by the Swiss Federal Archives and revised in conjunction with E-ARK.

SIARD format 2.1 (English): https://github.com/DILCISBoard/SIARD/blob/master/specification/2018-12-04_SIARD_Format_Version-2_1-English.pdf

SIARD format 2.1 (German): https://github.com/DILCISBoard/SIARD/blob/master/specification/2018-12-04_SIARD_Foramt_Version-2_1-German.pdf

SIARD format XML-schema: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/SIARD/blob/master/schema/metadata.xsd

E-ARK Content Information Type Specification for Geodata (E-ARK Geodata)

This is the geodata specification.

PDF: https://github.com/DILCISBoard/E-ARK-Geodata/blob/master/Specification/CSGeo_v1_1_DRAFT.pdf