Definition of DIP

Definition of DIP

Dissemination Information Package (DIP)

  • OAIS describes a DIP as "the Information Package, derived from a part, or all, of one or more AIPs, received by the Consumer in response to a request to the OAIS."
  • York University Digital Library's (YUDL) DIPs are always generated from a single AIP.
  • User access to archival objects is provided through the YUDL website.
  • The user, depending on their level of access, will may see basic object metadata, and an access version of the digital object.
  • Context information is provided in the form of links to other items in a given collection.
  • The DIP is retrieved using the URI for the corresponding AIP. In turn, the AIP contains metadata tying it back to the SIP.


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