Henk Jonkers, Christian Wartena, Hugo ter Doest, maandag 17 september 2007
This paper reports on the development of a service-oriented architecture in a project that aims to realise a digital archive for long time preservation of digital objects of the municipality of Rotterdam. The architecture is based on the Records Management Continuum, which argues that archiving starts with the creation of an object. The infrastructure, system architecture, archiving processes and services are specified according to this principle. The paper concludes with a discussion of the advantages of service orientation for this project, and based on this, recommendations for similar projects with an infrastructural component undertaken by local governments.