Outcome from the related Chicago Meeting Jan 2007

The list of core criteria of the meeting in Chicago on Core Requirements for Digital Archives may be found at http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=13&l2=58&l3=162&l4=92

The attendees at the Chicago meeting identified what they believed were ten basic characteristics of digital preservation repositories, for convenience they are listed below:

  1. The repository commits to continuing maintenance of digital objects for identified community/communities.
  2. Demonstrates organizational fitness (including financial, staffing structure, and processes) to fulfill its commitment.
  3. Acquires and maintains requisite contractual and legal rights and fulfills responsibilities.
  4. Has an effective and efficient policy framework.
  5. Acquires and ingests digital objects based upon stated criteria that correspond to its commitments and capabilities.
  6. Maintains/ensures the integrity, authenticity and usability of digital objects it holds over time.
  7. Creates and maintains requisite metadata about actions taken on digital objects during preservation as well as about the relevant production, access support, and usage process contexts before preservation.
  8. Fulfills requisite dissemination requirements.
  9. Has a strategic program for preservation planning and action.
  10. Has technical infrastructure adequate to continuing maintenance and security of its digital objects.

The key premise underlying the core requirements is that for repositories of all types and sizes preservation activities must be scaled to the needs and means of the defined community or communities

-- DavidGiaretta - 16 Apr 2007

Topic revision: r1 - 2007-04-16 - DavidGiaretta
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