Reagan W. Moore, Arcot Rajasekar, Antoine de Torcy, Mike Conway, Jewel Ward, Jon Crabtree, Mason Chua, Wayne Schroeder, Michael Wan, Sheau-Yen Chen. NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype, Technical Report TR-10-04, RENCI, North Carolina, October 2010.
The concepts required for preservation are explored within the NARA TPAP testbed and tested on selected NARA digital holdings. The TPAP testbed implements a policy-based preservation environment based on the iRODS integrated Rule-Oriented Data System. All aspects of the preservation environment are explored, including development of preservation policies, migration to new technology, automation of administrative functions, and validation of assessment criteria.