Reviewers wanted for second set of eArchiving specifications

The Digital Information LifeCycle Interoperability Standards Board (DILCIS Board) have released the second group of eArchiving specifications, procedures and guidelines for community feedback.

Originally created by the E-ARK project, these specifications are a core component of the CEF eArchiving Building Block. The aim of eArchiving is to provide the core specifications, software, training and knowledge to help data creators, software developers and digital archives tackle the challenge of short, medium and long-term data management and reuse in a sustainable, authentic, cost-efficient, manageable and interoperable way.

The second group of documents now available for review are:

  • Content Information Type Specification for Electronic Records Management Systems (CITS ERMS)
  • Content Information Type Specification for Relational Databases using SIARD (CITS SIARD)
  • Request For Comments on the standard SIARD 2.2 RFC
  • Content Information Type Specification for digital geospatial data records archiving (CITS Geospatial)
  • Content Information Type Specification for eHealth 1
  • Content Information Type Specification for Preservation Metadata
  • Content Information Type Specification for Archival Information

The specifications and documents for review are being released in four groups over 2020-2021. 

How do I provide feedback?

Please provide feedback through the DILCIS Board website review page. All of the specifications, procedures and guidelines are listed by group, with a short description, a link to the full document, and a set of questions to answer.


If you have any queries regarding the review process please contact the DILCIS Board: [email protected]


The deadline for feedback on the second group of specifications will close on: 17 January 2021.


There is still time to provide feedback on the first group of eArchiving procedures and guidelines. The deadline is: 15 November 2020.



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