Project Title

Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS), Issue 2


Document Number



2.01 Data Archive Interoperability Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

<div>The purpose of this document is to define the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS).&nbsp; An OAIS is an archive, consisting of an organization of people and systems, that has accepted the responsibility to preserve information and make it available for a Designated Community.&nbsp; It meets a set of such responsibilities as defined in this document ,and this allows an OAIS archive to be distinguished from other uses of the term ‘archive’.&nbsp; Grandfathered in as a Blue Book.</div>

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Patent Comments

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


Book Editor

Book Editor Resources

Prototype 1

Prototype 1 Resources

Prototype 2

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources


Monitor Only

Resource Comments


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 Bullet10/28/2008
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/30/2009
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/15/2009
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2009
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/2009
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/22/2009
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/5/2009
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/16/2010
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/20/2010Waited for ISO Review so all comments could be processed once
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet6/5/2009
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/16/2010Single formal review was sufficient
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/20/2010
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet4/20/2010Switched to Magenta Book, no prototyping required
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet4/20/2010
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/5/2010Published to the CCSDS Publications Area
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 53.0
Created at 10/17/2008 9:06 AM by Garrett John
Last modified at 12/2/2013 4:57 PM by CCSDS Tech Support