Texas Digital Library Conference System, TCDL 2013

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Curation and Preservation Services: Adapting Frameworks and Tools to Enable Sustainable Programs
Nancy McGovern

Last modified: 2013-04-30


Since 1996, the digital preservation community has been developing and refining standards and practice. For more than a decade, organizations responsible for managing digital content over time have been adapting and adopting the results of those community efforts.  This paper looks at organizational examples of using community documents such as Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities, Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model, and Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC), and other community documents as frameworks for developing and sustaining digital curation and preservation programs. The backdrop for this work is the organizational developmental model developed by Kenney and McGovern for the Digital Preservation Management workshop series that has been running since 2003.

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