submitter [English]

Syndetic Relationships

InterPARES Definition

n. ~ PaaST (Submitter) · A party that sends one or more submissions to a preservation environment.


  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 11): Submitter sends Submissions and related information to a Preservation Environment. (†2427)
  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 11): In a scenario where preservation is accomplished in the Cloud, one or more Initial Sources reach Preservation Agreements with a Preservation Director who accepts responsibility for preservation of digital information assets. The Preservation Director then enters into a Preservation Service Contract with a Preservation Service Provider who provides the technological resources necessary for preservation and carries out preservation activities as directed by the Preservation Director and, presumably as specified in the Preservation Service Contract. However, an Initial Source could retain authority over the materials it wants preserved and thus also act as Preservation Director. Also, a Preservation Director could provide some preservation services in house and only contract with a Preservation Service Provider for a limited set of preservation activities. Alternatively, the Preservation Director might rely on Preservation Service Providers for all preservation services, but rely on one provider for basic ongoing services, such as processing of Submissions and storage of Preservation Targets, while awarding other contracts for specialized services, such as format conversion. ¶·Submitters and Access Clients have secondary roles in that their rights and responsibilities could be specified in Preservation Agreements or contracts without their involvement. For example, when the Initial Source is a government agency, its Preservation Service Agreement with the government archives might provide for several operating units to transmit Submissions of specified series of records for preservation. Each of these units would be a Submitter. Similarly, the Preservation Director’s contract with a Preservation Service Provider might designate classes of Access Clients who may request and receive copies of Preservation Targets, and it may limit their rights by defining access restrictions for privacy, proprietary or other reasons. (†2436)
  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 12): A Submitter’s participation in preservation activities is limited to actions related to the transfer of PreservationTargets to a Preservation Environment. (†2439)