Metadata—parts or the whole of information packages and descriptive
information. On the well-known, high-level OAIS diagram, they appear in
| GRAY – Internal computer messages—not meant
for human consumption
we’ll hear from Markus Enders from Gottingen who will talk about metadata,
then I’ll come back and talk about some open questions
| PINK – Human-readable policies and reports.
look at this diagram, with the messages highlighted this way, I start to
understand that the functions are information processing functions. They
modify the messages they receive and send them on—ultimately to storage or to
the human actors identified in the high level OIAS diagram: the Management,
the Producer, or the Consumer.