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Re: Archive Policy of the IUCr

The FAQ seemed to answer the questions I was going to ask.

Overall the document gives me the save vibe as the CIF
statement - that some developers found to be confusing/

Given that the area is developing, should there be a 
"good will" type of statement for subscribers.
The text gives the impression of being very formal
and a bit scarey.  (i.e., we may do arbritrary things
in the future without considering the potential
readers/users of this information??)


> There is a revised version of the draft discussion document on the 
>    Archive Policy of the IUCr
> available at:
>     http://crystsun1.unige.ch/ahdf/archive.ver02.html
> The previous version is at
> http://crystsun1.unige.ch/ahdf/archive.ver01.html
> All comments to the list please.
>   I've tried very hard to abide by the OAIS definition of terms. What
> AIP means by archive is not what OAIS means by archive so you have to be
> very careful. The OAIS defines 
> Archive: An organization that intends to preserve information for access
> and use by a designated community.
>   The crucial points are "preserve" and "access". 
>   Could you all put your thinking caps on and give your comments on the
> policy content of this document to the epc-l by 'replying' to this
> e-mail. The English language experts in Chester might also try to polish
> the form of the text. I shall not be in Nancy for the ECM but it would
> be a very good idea if someone could take along our finalised document
> for presentation and explanation to the executive.
> Thanks for your help,
>  H.
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