The BagIt File Packaging Format (V0.97)

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Last updated 2017-04-24 (latest revision 2016-10-21)
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This document specifies BagIt, a hierarchical file packaging format for storage and transfer of arbitrary digital content. A "bag" has just enough structure to enclose descriptive "tags" and a "payload" but does not require knowledge of the payload's internal semantics. This BagIt format should be suitable for disk-based or network-based storage and transfer. BagIt is widely used in the practice of digital preservation.


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