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The OAIS song

September 9, 2013

Am I being presumptuous, thinking there isn’t already a song about OAIS?

Music is from Oh Shenandoah, public domain. Lyrics are CC-licensed. If you want to record or improve this song, yes, please do!

OAIS
for long-term storage
Gaze upon its reference model
OAIS
for long-term storage
Files sa…fely tucked away
Within a digital repository.

The archive has
Three key stakeholders
Described in this reference model
Producer, consumer, and management
(All want) files sa…fely tucked away
Within a digital repository

OAIS
Has mechanisms
Making a functional model
From ingest on to storage on to access
Files sa…fely tucked away
Within a digital repository

The archive has
Information objects
In an information model
Where SIPs turn into AIPs turn into DIPs
Files sa…fely tucked away
Within a digital repository

OAIS
Is not so scary
Once you understand the model
Now you can build a preservation system
Files sa…fely tucked away
Within a digital repository

Mo Product Less Process

December 6, 2010

Oh man, it has been way too long since I inflicted my musical stylings on the Internet.

(Audio from this Youtube video, original here. Lyrics are CC-licensed. My recording is not CC-licensed; I claim fair use. I encourage you to finish the song and/or create a better recording!)

Lyrics after the jump.

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Describing Archives: A Content Song; or, Seasons of DACS

July 16, 2010

Another song parody, woohoo!

(Yeah, I used to have a partial recording here–sorry, got shy, took it down.)

Full lyrics after the jump.

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