An Open Archival Information System (or 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.
The term OAIS also refers, by extension, to the ISO OAIS Reference Model for an OAIS. This reference model is defined by recommendation CCSDS 650.0-B-1 of the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems.
- ISO 14721:2003
- Wikipedia - Open Archival Information System
- Check your AIP before you wreck your AIP
- ACE (Auditing Control Environment) to assess integrity of archives