Purpose: The Digital Architecture and Infrastructure WG reports to the Technical Services Council. It is tasked with
developing policies and procedures to support an integrated, secure, and effective common infrastructure to support all
networked systems and digital library activities within the Rutgers University Libraries. In addition, this WG is
tasked with developing a digital infrastructure to support an integrated, sustainable digital library initiative.
Rutgers DLI infrastructure is being designed to be flexible and extensible in the following ways:
- Supports the RUL data architecture, which uses a core metadata registry for interoperability across distributed
digital archives and a centralized portal database to create portals that immerse digital library resources in the
educational and research missions of Rutgers University.
- Supports sustainability through the development of technologies, procedures and practices that support each digital
project through various stages of its lifecycle.
- Supports sustainability, individual creativity and the integration of academic archives and projects through the
development of technologies that can be readily utilized by RUL and Rutgers faculty to create and manage digital
- Actively researches and implements interoperability protocols such as the OAIS Model (Open Archival Information
Systems) OAI protocol (Open Archives Initiative), Z39.50, METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard) and SCORM
(Shareable Content Object Reference Model) to integrate RUL digital library activities into the wider arena of digital
repository activities worldwide and to create objects that can be actively used for education and research activities
- Actively collaborates with statewide initiatives to contribute to an effective and innovative "digital New Jersey."
Last updated September 13, 2002