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Title (Goal)Advanced Preservation - Format characterization
Primary ActorAdmin
Story (A paragraph or two describing what happens)

Admin wants to characterize digital objects in the repository

  • Identify object’s format
  • Validate that the object conforms to its format’s technical norms
  • Extract technical metadata from the object
  • Asses whether the object should be accepted into a repository, based on policies set by Admin


  1. Just noting that this Use Case has dependencies upon these other two (as they are involved in the characterization as described above):

  2. The extraction of technical metadata and format identification/characterization will be proposed for inclusion in DSpace 7 see Submission wizard