Architecture Design Philosophy
Design Principles: Interoperability, Sustainability, and Extensibility
Informed by the Open Archive Information System (OAIS) Reference Model.
Designed to contain the output of RU (both scholarly material and administrative data).
Policy decisions will determine content and how distributed or centralized the repository will ultimately become.
Will accomodate a virtual network of repositories enabling access to existing metadata repositories (IRIS, Luna) as well as providing a framework for accessing and searching external metadata resources.
The technological framework and content must be sustainable.
All information resources, on submittal to the repository, should have, at a minimum, a core set of metadata that can be mapped to RU Core.
The architecture is flexible (customizable) and extensible. For example, discipline-specific portals can be developed.