RFC 8493

The BagIt File Packaging Format (V1.0), October 2018

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J. Kunze
J. Littman
E. Madden
J. Scancella
C. Adams

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8493

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This document describes BagIt, a set of hierarchical file layout conventions for storage and transfer of arbitrary digital content. A "bag" has just enough structure to enclose descriptive metadata "tags" and a file "payload" but does not require knowledge of the payload's internal semantics. This BagIt format is suitable for reliable storage and transfer.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.