target description [English]

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InterPARES Definition

n. ~ PaaST (TargetDescription) · A specialization of preservation target data that describes the persistent attributes and behaviors of an intellectual entity.

General Notes

Target description has specializations: intellectual entity, binary encoding, component description, and instantiation.


  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 36): PreservationTargetData has two immediate specializations, TargetDescription and TargetState. TargetDescription encompasses data about PreservationTargets, their specialization and parts that should be invariant. There must be a TargetDescription for every instance of any of these objects. (†2592)