[Irtalk] Trustworthiness: Self-assessment of an Institutional Repository against ISO 16363-2012

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 12:02:06 SAST 2015

Today, almost every document we create and the output from almost every
research-related project, is a digital object. Not everything has to be
kept forever, but materials with scholarly or historical value should be
retained for future generations.* Preserving digital objects is more
challenging than preserving items on paper. Hardware becomes obsolete, new
software replaces old, storage media degrades. In recent years, there has
been significant progress made to develop tools and standards to preserve
digital media, particularly in the context of institutional repositories.
The most widely accepted standard thus far is the Trustworthy Repositories
Audit and Certification: Criteria and Checklist (TRAC), which evolved into
ISO 16363-2012.* Deakin University Library undertook a self-assessment
against the ISO 16363 criteria. This experience culminated in the current
report, which provides an appraisal of ISO 16363, the assessment process,
and advice for others considering embarking on a similar venture.


*​Also see: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Audit
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