Digital Object Architecture

The FEDORA digital object architecture permits the packaging of complex digital content and accommodates extensible disseminations from that content.

Digital Preservation

Project Prism is investigating policies and mechanisms for preserving digital materials in research libraries.

Human-centered research

Project Prism is working to understand and enhance the human effects of digital libraries and distributed information systems.


The Open Archives Initiative is developing and disseminating low-barrier interoperability digital library frameworks.

Policy Enforcement

Prism is investigating techniques for enforcing policies for preservation and security on digital objects.

Web Preservation

Many digital resources are on the open Web.  Project Prism is investigating the mechanisms for preserving these resources.