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Export in Self-Defining Archive-Compatible Format from Remote Image Capture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119019D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 6 page(s) / 187K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davidson, G: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Financial institutions are increasingly turning to archive systems to provide for long term storage and retrieval of image items and data. It is not unusual for the image capture site to be geographically remote from the main archive site. Accordingly, an archive system needs to provide a mechanism for the transfer of image items and data captured at the remote site to the main archive site. In addition, the volumes of data being moved from the remote site to the main site makes electronic transfer costly. Therefore, the export of images and data to removable media (for example, tape cartridges) in an archive-compatible format for transport to the main archive site with subsequent import into the archive system is a viable alternative.

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Export in Self-Defining Archive-Compatible Format from Remote Image
Capture

      Financial institutions are increasingly turning to archive
systems to provide for long term storage and retrieval of image items
and data.  It is not unusual for the image capture site to be
geographically remote from the main archive site.  Accordingly, an
archive system needs  to provide a mechanism for the transfer of
image items and data captured  at the remote site to the main archive
site.  In addition, the volumes of  data being moved from the remote
site to the main site makes electronic  transfer costly.  Therefore,
the export of images and data to removable  media (for example, tape
cartridges) in an archive-compatible format for  transport to the
main archive site with subsequent import into the archive system is a
viable alternative.

      A solution must allow for the selection of items, images, user
data, and index information that are to be included in the archive.
In addition, this decision should be made at the capture-site.  If
this decision is made at the archive site, then all possible data
eligible for archive must be transported from the capture site.
Also, the data  must then be reprocessed in order to make
archive-content decisions.

      The disclosed solution allows for the image capture system to
be geographically remote from the central archive site.  Item images
and data may be exported to a removable media in an
archive-compatible format.  Once transported to the main Archive
site, the item images and  data may then be imported into the archive
system without any additional  conversions.

The removable media used for this solution is tape cartridges.

      The disclosed solution is a function of the Check Image
Enterprise Archive Repository (CIEA Repository) product.  More
specifically, it is contained within the Archive Manager that is a
component of the CIEA Repository  product.

      CIEA Repository  provides an archival and retrieval system for
check images and similar financial documents.  CIEA Repository
integrates two separate IBM* systems:
  o  ImagePlus* High Performance Transaction System and its
      underlying Check Processing Control System (CPCS).  This
      system generates the images.
  o  OnDemand for AIX* and its underlying ADSTAR* Distributed
      Storage Manager for AIX (ADSM for AIX) and DATABASE 2*
      for AIX (DB2* for AIX) programs.  This system archives
      and retrieves the images.

      Definition of terms used in this document

      An Image Archive is a repository of indexed document images and
other data created from document images stored in a image capture
repository and recorded in the archive through a "load" process which
copies the image data along with any supporting index data and
non-image data into the archive.

      The Capture Site is the location where the process of capturing
a facsimile (pictu...