ISO 16363 / TDR
A Standard for Trusted Digital Repositories
CRL participates in the MOIMS (Mission Operations Information Management Services) Repository Audit and Certification Working Group and other related work that will lead to the creation of auditing standards for digital repositories. For further information on the moims working group, please visit the moims-rac Wiki at : http://wiki.digitalrepositoryauditandcertification.org/bin/view.
The ISO/DIS 16363 (CCSDS 652-R-1) standard is based upon the Trusted Digital Repositories and Audit Checklist (TRAC) [http://www.crl.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/pages/trac_0.pdf]. The standard is titled the Trusted Digital Repository (TDR) Checklist. The current version, the magenta book as of September 2011 is available at [http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/652x0m1.pdf].
The International Standards Organization (ISO) technical committee (TC 20/SC 13) approved the standard for publication in March of 2012. In addition to the TDR, the working group wrote and submitted ISO 16919, entitled, Requirements for Bodies providing Audit and Certification [http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/652x1m1.pdf]. This document was intended to guide the creation of organizations to govern the process, audit repositories and educate auditors. This document has not yet been approved by ISO.
APARSEN Project - Building on the Alliance for Permanent Access (APA) APARSEN is [http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.org/] a membership organization of major European stakeholders in digital data and digital preservation. This project, funded by the European Union, combines and integrates European Digital preservation efforts into a shared enterprise. The goal is to create a virtual research centre in digital preservation for Europe. The Joint Programme of Activity will lead to the integration digital preservation research activities into one common vision with common agreement on : terminology, evidence standards, services needed for preservation, access and re-use of data holdings over the whole lifecycle. Other consideration will be legal and economic issues, including costs, governance issues and digital rights in digital preservation.
PTAB Working Group - The PTAB working group is an informal group of individuals and institutions who have were involved in the development of the TDR Checklist who have tested it. PTAB's work includes test audits, further defining the process for certifying digital repositories and development of an auditing curriculum. Members of the group participated in developing the TDR Checklist and the Requirements for Bodies providing Audit and Certification documents. See the announcement of a meeting held by some of those participating in the U.S. PTAB group. http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/?p=4697