Project Title

OAIS-IF Rationale, Scenarios and Requirements



Document Number


2.01 Data Archive Interoperability Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

The purpose of this document is to describe the rationale, with motivating scenarios, requirements and the document tree for the CCSDS and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Open Archival Information System Interoperability Framework (OAIS-IF). It is a supplement to the overarching OAIS Reference Model standard. The purpose of the set of standards which make up OAIS-IF is to define interfaces and services which go beyond the exchange of data (as in communications standards) and instead will enable the exchange and use of information.

Applicable Patents

There are no patent issues for this technology that are known by the CCSDS community

Patent Comments

Survey of Similar Standards
Documents or Projects
Undertaken in Other Bodies
and elsewhere in CCSDS

This GB leverage the concepts of OAIS in order to facilitate the exchange and use of any type of information. Because of this the standards it describes are different from those in other standards about exchange of specific types of information.


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

1 mm voluntary effort provided by DAI-WG chair to UKSA

Prototype 1

Prototype 1 Resources

Prototype 2

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources



Monitor Only

Resource Comments

The material has largely already been collected as part of the work to determine the requirements for OAIS-IF.


Legend for Schedule Milestones
Orange Bullet = Required for Orange Books
Green Bullet = Required for Green Books
Magenta Bullet = Required for Magenta Books
Blue Bullet = Required for Blue Books
Note - Red Books are Draft Blue/Magenta Books

Schedule Milestones
Orange BookGreen BookMagenta BookBlue Book
Original Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/15/2023
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2023
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/1/2023Much of the material has already been collected and circulated.
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/1/2023
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/1/2023
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/1/2023
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/2024
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/5/2024
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/17/2025
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 196.0
Created at 9/20/2022 3:39 PM by David Giaretta
Last modified at 5/3/2024 10:58 AM by John Garrett