Examining Attributes of Open Standard File Formats for Long-term Preservation and Open Access

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Examining Attributes of Open Standard File Formats for Long-term Preservation and Open Access

This study examines the attributes that have been used to assess file formats in literature and compiles the most frequently used attributes of file formats to establish open-standard file-format selection criteria. A comprehensive review was undertaken to identify the current knowledge regarding file-format-selection criteria. The findings indicate that the most common criteria can be categorized into five major groups: functionality, metadata, openness, interoperability, and independence. The appendix provides a list of the file format attributes, definitions, and related file formats.  


Information Technology and Libraries Volume 31

December 2012

Authored by Eun G. Park and Sam Oh.


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