Welcome to the Digital Repository Audit and Certification Wiki
Documents submitted for formal review
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Information about the test audits is available here
This Wiki contains information and documents generated by the working group which is attempting to produce an ISO standard on which a full audit and certification of digital repositories can be based. The aim will be to take this work into ISO in the same way as the OAIS Reference Model
(ISO 14721), namely via ISO TC20/SC13, of which the working arm is CCSDS
The first step required by CCSDS procedures is the creation of a Birds of a Feather
(BOF) group in order to judge the level of effort which is likely to be available for the writing of this standard. If, as seems likely, there is adequate support then a CCSDS Working Group will be created. The subsequent steps will be, as was done with the OAIS Reference Model, the setting up of open international workshops to debate and edit the document which will be submitted via CCSDS into ISO, with full open international review.
Note that the membership of the group will be self-nominating. It is expected that a wide range of expertise will be available. Minutes of the discussions and intermediate drafts and working papers will be available for public scrutiny and comment.
Of course the quality of the final document will depend upon the expertise and the level of effort available, however
the ultimate decision on whether or not that document becomes a full international standard depends on the ISO review process.
Section 1.5 of the OAIS Reference Model ( ROAD MAP FOR DEVELOPMENT OF RELATED STANDARDS
) included an item standard(s) for accreditation of archives
, reflecting the long-standing demand for a standard against which Repositories of digital information may be audited and on which an international accreditation and certification process may be based. It was agreed that RLG and NARA take a lead on this follow-on standard. This they did, forming a closed panel. The final version of the RLG/NARA work will be released here
shortly. It still will need a lot of work but would be one very good input to the BOF. Other inputs are expected, including the NESTOR Catalogue of Criteria for Trusted Digital Long-term Repostories
which is available here
There are regular virtual meetings - details of which are availavle here
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