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This section introduces you to the basic structure and concepts behind the Oxford Common File Layout. This digital preservation specification was incorporated into Fedora 6.0 as a component of the persistence layer. You will learn more about the specificationsspecification, anatomy, and benefits , and the rationale behind implementing to implementing the OCFL in Fedora 6.0x.

What is Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL)?

The OCFL is an application-independent specification that describes a simple, non-proprietary, specified, open-standards approach to the layout of preservation persistence. It provides a clear set of instructions for how files are laid out in the storage layer to better support digital preservation needs.