Towards a global digital format registry

  title={Towards a global digital format registry},
  author={Stephen L. Abrams},
The concept of format permeates all technical areas of digital repository architecture and operation. Proper interpretation of otherwise opaque content streams is dependent upon knowledge of how typed content is represented. The international digital library and archival communities have expressed their need for a sustainable, global registry of digital representation formats for the purpose of fulfilling their mission. The current MIME Media Types registry does not provide sufficient… CONTINUE READING
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