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Digital Objects

In the CSTR architecture, a Digital Object has the following components.

  • The handle is a unique identifier.
  • The content is a sequence of bits or a set of sequences of bits.
  • The associated properties information is used to record properties, such as rights, formats, etc.
  • The associated transaction information is used to keep a log of uses made of this object.
  • The optional digital signature guarantees that the object has not been altered.
  • Digital objects can be mutable, if the content is permitted to be changed, or immutable.

    February 1, 1995