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Archives, History & Records Office

Hours: By appointment Monday-Friday during regular work hours.


Archives E-mail: slacarc[@]
RM E-mail: recordsmgt[@]
Phone: (650)926-3091
Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 82, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.122

Electronic Records Archiving

Transcontinental Persistent Archives Prototype (TPAP) Project (2006)

The SLAC Archives and History Office one of the collaborators with the San Diego Supercomputer Center, an NSF sponsored program, and the University of Maryland on research and development for a Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype (TPAP). The TPAP research is funded by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

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TPAP Project activities at SLAC

  • Working Documents/Drafts
    • Metadata Development for the Persistent Archives Testbed (PAT) Project: slides. SAA 2007 Metadata Roundtable, Chicago IL.
    • 21ST Century Tools For Archivists: A Progress Report on Persistent Archives at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC): slides. NAGARA 2007, Kansas City, MO.
    • PAWN presentations to the National Archives Assembly, July 2006:
      Jean Deken (SLAC): slides and notes
      Mike McGann (UMIACS): slides
    • SLD Matrix for Pawn by Mark Conrad, NARA ERA. (Maps SLD records to DOE schedule and provides PAWN Categories for the SLD records series.)
    • SLAC Metadata Scheme v.8
    • SDSC Crawl Sorted by URL Root -- Refined, V.3. Jean Deken. 25 April 2007

    TPAP Project Resources

    TPAP / PAT Project in the news ...

    Persistent Archives Testbed (PAT) Project (2003-2006)

    The SLAC Archives and History Office participated in the Persistent Archives Testbed (PAT) Project, a collaboration between the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the University of Maryland (UMD) and several other institutions. Funding for the project was provided by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Partnership for an Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) .

    PAT Project participants are conducting case studies that test the ability to implement the SDSC's Storage Resource Broker (SRB) data grid technology in the archiving of electronic records.

    General information about the PAT project

    PAT Project activities at SLAC

    At SLAC, the SRB technology is being implemented to archive the electronic records of the SLAC Large Detector (SLD) Collaboration.

    PAT Project Resources

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    Last Updated: 01/13/2020