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

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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.

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Document Creating / Publishing Body: Information Technology and Libraries Volume 31

Date of Creation: December 2012

Other Notes: Authored by Eun G. Park and Sam Oh.

Topics: Case Study, File Formats

Associated SERP Framework Element: Open Standard / Neutral Formats, Strategy

Date Resource Added/Modified: March 14, 2018


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