The request to conserve documents, such as evaluation files or diplomas, regardless to the conditions in which they were created is a need often supported by legal conditions. These requests are often inconsistent with the right to oblivion, which specifies that a person’s information may no longer be accessible when they are useless.
The fossils creation principle, in a close of paleontological meaning, takes part of the resolution of this ambiguity. It consists in extracting the documents, to isolate them with theirs identifications attributes, in a totally independent way of the rest of the application. In that situation, a person’s information may evolve or be deleted without consequences on these documents. Literally, they are fossilized, made immutable through time, without the necessity to conserve the details that were used to create them.
Such as the other functionalities inside IS-Academia, the fossilisation is managed through many parameters. It is possible to specify which document to fossilize and when (in their final state instead of a temporary state) and which parameters associated allowing to identify the document through time.
Thereafter, finding fossils is managed through portals, whether in listing the attribute of documents or in a view that displays a miniature of the document, completed by its attributes.