ISO 14721 – OAIS

The Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS), also known as ISO 14721:2012, is available  from ISO and also from the CCSDS site. It is the fundamental standard for digital preservation and provides a high-level reference model or framework identifying the participants in digital preservation, their roles and responsibilities, and the kinds of information to be exchanged during the course of deposit and ingest into and dissemination from a digital repository.