Object processing on ingest

  • Should on ingest be able to validate objects as the type they purport to be
  • Should also be able to extract technical and descriptive metadata where this is either contained in the object or derivable from it
  • Preferred solution seems to be to use JHOVE (the JSTOR/Harvard Object Validator and Extractor)
  • ARROW will be working with JHOVE to
    • make use of existing plugins
    • expand their functionality
    • provide additional plugins for new file types
  • Cross-sector Opportunity: to agree to use the same plugin framework, and put effort into enhancing the functionality