VALA2004 Session 4 Sokvitne

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STORS – The development and implementation of an open repository service for Tasmanian electronic documents

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 14:35 – 15:05

Lloyd Sokvitne

Senior Manager (Systems Support and Development), State Library of Tasmania

VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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The Stable Tasmanian Open Repository Service (STORS) is a joint State Library of Tasmania and Service Tasmania Online initiative that began operation in July 2003. STORS allows government and non-government publishers in Tasmania to contribute electronic publications and documents to a central repository where they are both immediately accessible and maintained for posterity. STORS provides a persistent URL for each document as well as ongoing file conversion, a file checksum, and links reflecting document versions or relationships. The major operational problems that have emerged relate to file conversion and the complexities inherent in composite HTML documents.