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In the 1980s, at the request of its founding board of research libraries, OCLC assumed control of MAPS in order to infuse the organization with the necessary capital to enable it to build infrastructure and processes to fulfill its mission of bringing high-quality, cost-effective reformatting services to the library community. B. Second Generation Digital Library Greenstein’s second generation digital library spans the 1990s (Greenstein, 2002). It has been focused around the Internet, is experimental and opportunistic in nature, primarily institution-based, and is focused on developing standards and best practices.

In response to Consumer queries and resulting orders, DIPs are returned 1. Web-Archiving Toolset The initial release of this service, in September 2002, consisted of a set of tools that enabled the harvesting of Web-based digital assets, the ingest of those assets into the archive, the creation of preservation metadata about them, the dissemination of them, and the assignment to them of various administrative properties (including preservation service level, copyright statements, selection of users authorized to view the assets, and organization of the assets into content groups).

Best practices include developing electronic repositories, registering digital masters in internationally accessible registries, and prescribing preservation metadata. OCLC’s development team for DCPS has engaged in several key best practices and cooperative initiatives to ensure that its developments are aligned with those in the community and to openly communicate its development plans. First, the RLG– OCLC Digital Repository Certification Working Group began work in early 2001 to establish certification criteria for “trusted digital repositories,” and published Trusted Digital Depositories: Attributes and Responsibilities in May 2002.

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