PDS Deep ArchiveΒΆ

The PDS Deep Archive is a Python based package providing utilities for handling deep archives. It includes software for Archive Information Package (AIP) and Submission Information Package (SIP) products, based on Open Archival Information System (OAIS) standards.

This software is used to generate the necessary packages for delivery of PDS4 archives to the NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive (NSSDCA).

For delivering PDS3 data, see documentation at the Engineering Node.

Currently, this package provides four executable programs:

  • pds-deep-registry-archive, primary executable for creating both Archive Information Packages (AIPs) and Submission Information Packages (SIPs) that uses the PDS Registry remote API over HTTP; and
  • pds-deep-archive, primary executable for creating both Archive Information Packages (AIPs) and Submission Information Packages (SIPs) that uses a bundle laid out in the local filesystem; and
  • aipgen, a subcomponent of pds-deep-archive to create Archive Information Packages (AIPs); and
  • sipgen, a subcomponent of pds-deep-archive to create Submission Information Packages (SIPs)

If you want to make Deep Archives of PDS data in a remote PDS Registry, use pds-deep-registry-archive. For Deep Archives of PDS data on your hard drive or other nearby filesystem, use pds-deep-archive. (The other two programs are there if you ever just want an AIP or a SIP out of local files; you’ll almost never need to use these.)