The complexity and size of geospatial data can constrain the capabilities of service providers and create risks to the long term preservation and archiving of valuable information assets. While services oriented architectures such as the Earth Data Analysis Center's Geographic Storage, Transformation and Retrieval Engine (GSToRE1) facilitate increased use and impact of geospatial data by mitigating these complexities through the development of dynamic applications and interfaces, such services can often be primarily focused on the maintenance and delivery of only the most current versions of geospatial data that may nonetheless possess significant historical, cultural, or scientific value. Actions and documentation required to assure long term preservation may not be supported by existing business models, or may be otherwise compromised. However, general purpose archives offer a preservation capability that is complementary to the value created by dynamic service providers. We present an overview of the features of GSToRE and the DSpace2 repository platform and describe the requirements of a methodology for the harvest, quality assurance, and ingest of geospatial data into an institutional repository as a complement to the dynamic data access and visualization services provided by GSToRE and systems like it.
Taylor and Francis
Journal of Map and Geography Libraries
digital preservation, geoarchiving, institutional repositories, services oriented architectures, content transfer, open standards
Wheeler, Jon and Karl Benedict. "Functional Requirements Specification for Archival Asset Management: Identification and Integration of Essential Properties of Services Oriented Architecture Products." Journal of Map and Geography Libraries 11, 2 (2015): 155-179. doi:10.1080/15420353.2015.1035474.