"It seems to me that digital information packages and quantum archives have a lot in common. Looking back over the blog posts over the last couple of years, and thinking about how all this might fit together, I’ve formulated a new list of slogans for the quantum universe, or what have taken to calling the second generation digital repository. I haven’t attributed the origins of all of these ideas below, but regular readers of the Quantum Archivist should be able to pick out where they come from.
We begin with the list and follow with a bit of exposition and expansion of the items in the list. Right now there are five principles on the list, maybe the list will grow, maybe it will shrink. We’ll see…
Five Principles of the Second Generation
All digital content is data
All data that has value should be managed
The package is the smallest unit of management
All pointers refer to the “original” resource
Digital curation preserves access not objects"
Via Ana Cristina Pratas