Friday, April 17, 2015

Trustworthiness of Preservation Systems

Trustworthiness  of  Preservation Systems. David  Minor. PASIG Presentation. March 11, 2015. [PDF]
We  all  want  to  trust  systems, especially preservation  systems. Trust is an iterative process to verify and clarify. The principles of trust include:
  •  Institutional commitment to collections
  •  Infrastructure demands
  •  Technical system and staffing capabilities
  •  Sustainability (particularly funding, technology, collaboration)
  •  Identify and communicate risks to content, examining “what if” questions

There are three levels of auditing
  •  "Basic certification” is a simple self assessment
  •  "Extended certification" represents a plausibility checked assessment
  •  "Formal certification" is an audit driven by external experts

Major auditing frameworks include:
  •  Data Seal of Approval (Basic)
  •  nestor (Extended)
  •  TRAC/ISO 16363 (Formal)
  •  DRAMBORA (Range)

  1.  Identify organizational context
  2.  Document policy and regulatory framework
  3.  Identify activities, assets, and their owners
  4.  Identify risks
  5.  Assess risks
  6.  Manage risks
In the future, we need to know how these audit frameworks apply to distributed digital preservation environments, and how flexible the questions and the audit models are.

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