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BagIt 0.97

Description

BagIt 0.97

Version date: 
5-4-2013
Detailed name: 
BagIt - BagIt File Packaging Format
Status: 
Proposal
Other versions: 
 
Description: 

BagIt is a hierarchical file packaging format designed to support disk-based or network-based storage and transfer of arbitrary digital content. A bag consists of a 'payload' and 'tags'. The content of the payload is the custodial focus of the bag and is treated as semantically opaque. The 'tags' are metadata files intended to facilitate and document the storage and transfer of the bag. The name, BagIt, is inspired by the 'enclose and deposit' method, sometimes referred to as 'bag it and tag it'.

Reference: 
Tags: 
File Packaging, Ingest

Issued by / Owner

NormIdentifier: 
IETF
Body(ies): 
  • Internet Engineering Task Force

Sustainability Factors

Licence and Adoption

Licence model: 
Open
Licence fee: 
No
Community adoption: 
TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting
12
Learning and Teaching Repositories
7

Documentation

Available: 
Yes
Fee: 
No
Resources: 

The Wikipedia page for BagIt provides an introduction to BagIt with some examples, history of its development, and an overview of some of the institutions in which it has been implemented. It also provides links to tools for use in handling or creating BagIt packages.

Introductory video from the Library of Congress.

There is also documentation and tools for BagIt in the PrestoCentre library.

This record was last updated: 
March 1, 2017