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Digital Repositories

"A Standard for Trusted Digital Repositories, ISO 16363" by International Standards Organization and Center For Research Libraries. 2012. Web resource.
Building off the work of TRAC (see below), ISO 16363:2012 defines a recommended practice for assessing the trustworthiness of digital repositories. It is applicable to the entire range of digital repositories.

"Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System" by The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. 2012. Web resource.
A model for systems and practices for an archive to provide permanent, lasting care in the preservation of digital information. Functional entities include ingest, archival storage, data management, administration, preservation planning and access, with an illustration of archival packages for submission, archiving, and dissemination. The model was used to create the Trusted Digital Repository specs and the TRAC checklist.

"Trusted Repository Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist (TRAC)" by OCLC's Research Libraries Group (RLG) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). 2007. Web resource.
A guide to the specifications for the setup of a Trusted Digital Repository, with a Checklist of specifics for users, including areas in organizational infrastructure, digital object management, and technical infrastructure and security.

"Digital Preservation" by Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). Web resource.
A resource to help assess your digital preservation readiness, including a helpful Self-Assessment Tool, 20 Questions for Providers of Digital Storage Services, and additional resources.

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