At the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA), digital documents are archived as information packages. With the Package Handler, the tool developed by the SFA, these digital packages can be viewed, created, edited and validated. The Package Handler can be ordered at the Swiss Federal Archives.
Submitting digital documents
The submitting offices can create Submission Information Packages (SIP) according to current requirements, as well as edit and view them. Data originating from the following systems without an implemented interface ( i.e. not GEVER-Systems) can be processed by means of the Package Handler:
- Specific applications
- File repositories
Viewing digital documents
Digital documents, which are delivered as standardized Dissemination Information Packages (DIP), can be viewed with the Package Handler. The Package Handler shows digital dossiers and the documents in their context including the according metadata
Workshops on creating, examining and validating digital packages with the Package Handler take place on a regular basis.