Browse Prior Art Database

Reference for Associating an Event Which Permits a Document To Be Purged From Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099795D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby an enterprise can associate a process or an event which, upon occurring, could signify that the document may be purged from storage. A mechanism is needed which permits different enterprises to identify a common frame of reference which defines an event or process which, upon occurring, signifies that the document is permitted to be purged from storage. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which defines a reference to an event or process which, upon occurring, permits the document to be purged.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Reference for Associating an Event Which Permits a Document To Be Purged From Storage

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
associate a process or an event which, upon occurring, could signify
that the document may be purged from storage. A mechanism is needed
which permits different enterprises  to identify a common frame of
reference which defines an event or process which, upon occurring,
signifies that the document is permitted to be purged from storage.
No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which defines a
reference to an event or process which, upon occurring, permits the
document to be purged.

      The Interchange Document Profile (IDP) is currently used by DIA
Services to describe the characteristics of a document as a whole.
Enterprises can interchange information as to whether the document
may be purged from storage by providing a self-defining field within
the IDP which uniquely defines a document which contains the
definition of an event.

      This mechanism  permits an enterprise to convey information as
to where information regarding the retention of a document can be
ascertained and provides a common frame of reference in which
enterprises can verify if the document may be discarded from the
enterprise.