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Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities

The Research Libraries Group and ICSTI Member OCLC have released a
report on long-term preservation of and access to research materials in
digital form. "Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and
Responsibilities", available in PDF at:
http://www.rlg.org/longterm/repositories.pdf makes the following

1. Develop a process for the certification of digital repositories.
2. Research and create tools to identify the significant attributes of
digital materials that
must be preserved.
3. Research and develop models for cooperative repository networks and
4. Develop systems for the unique, persistent identification of digital
objects that
expressly support long-term preservation.
5. Investigate and disseminate information about the complex
relationship between
digital preservation and intellectual property rights.
6. Determine the technical strategies that best provide for continuing
7. Define the minimal-level metadata required for long-term management
and develop
tools to automatically generate and/or extract as much of it as

These align very well with the outcomes of the ICSTI Seminar in February

VISITING GENEVA? See http://www.unige.ch/crystal/ahdf/geneva02.html

Howard Flack        http://www.unige.ch/crystal/ahdf/Howard.Flack.html

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