The Archives/RM unit ingests any available electronic records from records producing units in any format, but assumes only the responsibility to keep the bit stream alive.
The archival repository ingests partially conforming ISO 14721 SIPs.
Move to Level 2: Partially conforming SIPs are ingested and held in a staging area for virus checking and format validations in which the process is manually executed. [2a] Created AIPs are then manually transferred to an archival storage area. [2b]
Jump to Level 3: Fully conforming SIPs are ingested and checked for virus and format validations with semi-automated tools, creating conforming AIPS that are transferred to archival storage semi-automatically.