Work Package Lead

Danish National Archives

What the Work Package did

This work package defined an E-ARK Dissemination Information Package (E-ARK-DIP) format, and provided access methods and interfaces for structured and unstructured archival records. Referring to the OAIS reference model the consumer gets access to the information in the archive by using an access and presentation system. The consumer requests information from the archive by using the access system, which requests the database of the archive to retrieve the matching archival information packages (AIPs). These AIPs are disseminated by the system into Dissemination Information Package DIPs. These DIPs are used by the presentation system to present the contained information to the consumer.


  • GAP report
  • E-ARK DIP draft specification
  • Access Component overview diagram
  • Access use cases and tool requirement
  • Search facilities available
  • Prototypes of order management tool, AIP-DIP converter; DIP presentation tools

Public Deliverables

  • D5.3) E-ARK DIP pilot specification (revision of D5.2) 
  • D5.4) Search, Access and Display Interfaces 

Conference Papers/Publications

  • Thirifays A., Hougaard K., What’s E-ARK: The DIP format (abstract and presentation), ICA Annual Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 28 September, 2015.
  • Thirifays A., Hougaard K., Towards a common approach for access to digital archival records in Europe (article and presentation), iPRES2015, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, on November 2-6 2015.

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