controlling object [English]

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InterPARES Definition

n. ~ PaaST (ControllingObject) · An object that constrains the execution of a preservation rule either by a requirement that it exist or not exist or that one or more of its features serve as parameters or conditions for rule execution.


  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 63): ArchivalPermanentFeatures must be defined for every PreservedRecord and PreservedRecordAggregate in order to achieve archival preservation. The minimal ArchivalPermanentFeatures for every PreservedRecord are the identities of the RecordCreator and the RecordAggregate. Implementing additional ArchivalPermanentFeatures enhances the quality of archival preservation. The following ArchivalPermanentFeatures are derived from the results of earlier InterPARES projects about data that support the authenticity of Records: ArchivalPermanentFeatures that support the identification of a Record sufficiently to distinguish it from all other Records are: · names of the persons concurring in its creation, · date(s) and time(s) of issuing, creation and transmission, · the matter or action in which it participated, · the expression of its archival bond, · documentary form, · BinaryEncoding, · the indication of any attachment(s), · digital signature, and · name of the person responsible for the business matter. ArchivalPermanentFeatures that support the integrity of a PreservedRecord are: · name(s) of handling persons over time, · name of person responsible for keeping the record, · indication of annotations, · indication of technical changes, · indication of presence or removal of digital signature, and · dates/times of records management transactions. (†2491)