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eArchiving Services

Technical Specifications

eArchiving technical specifications describe in detail the interoperable and open formats for packaging data and metadata for transfer to archival repositories (E-ARK SIP), for the preservation over extended periods (E-ARK AIP) and the reuse of archived content (E-ARK DIP). The most common principles and requirements are presented separately within the E-ARK Common Specification for Information Packages. Further details about eArchiving specifications are available at

E-ARK Common Specification for Information Packages (CS for IP)

E-ARK Submission Information Package (SIP)

E-ARK Archival Information Package (AIP)

E-ARK Dissemination Information Package (DIP)

SIARD 2.1 (Owned by the Swiss Federal Archives)

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