Other Assessment Tools
Data Asset Framework The Data Asset Framework focuses on uncovering researchers’ data needs and concerns. It was created in the UK for its Higher Education Institutions to help them assess their data holdings and ensure appropriate data management practices are in place.
Data Seal of Approval (DSA) The Data Seal of Approval is intended to certify Data Archives who house research data within scientific and scholarly research domains. Archives must meet sixteen guidelines to be certified. The certification is granted by an Approval Board. The board includes members who are employed in a variety of international data archives. The archive, once certified, will be permitted to display the DSA logo on its homepage, and in other locations relevant to its communication.
Digital Asset Assessment Tool (DAAT) ProjectDigital Asset Assessment Tool (DAAT) Project is the University of London Computer Center's guide to the risk factors that may affect the survival of digital assets.
DIN 31644 Germany's DIN Standards Committee on Information and Documentation (NABD) is responsible for the standardization of practices relating to libraries, documentation and information centers, indexing and abstracting services, archives, museums, information science and publishing industries. The DIN 31644standard is a set of criteria that define standardized requirements for the setup and management of digital archives. The DINI certification criteriawas an initiative of the Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (German Initiative for Networked Information).
DRAMBORA risk assessment The Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA) is a toolkit for use by repository administrators to assess the risks to their digital archiving systems.
ISO 2146 Project ISO 2146 (Registry Services for Libraries and Related Organisations) is an international standard currently under development by ISO TC46 SC4 WG7 to operate as a framework for building registry services for libraries and related organisations. It takes the form of an information model that identifies the objects and data elements needed for the collaborative construction of registries of all types. It is not bound to any specific protocol or data schema. The aim is to be as abstract as possible, in order to facilitate a shared understanding of the common processes involved, across multiple communities of practice. http://www.nla.gov.au/wgroups/ISO2146/
Long Term Digital Preservation (LTDP) Automated Assessment, IBM LTDP is an automated tool developed by IBM for assessing the maturity level of Long-Term Digital Preservation archives. The tool is based on TRAC criteria.
NESTOR Catalogue NESTOR is the German agency assigned the task of providing libraries, archives and museums information and training on digital preservation. Among other digital preservation activities, NESTOR Working Groups develop standards for digital preservation. These standards are adapted by DIN (see above) as national standards: Catalog of Criteria for Trusted Digital Repositories was published in 2007 by a NESTOR working group, Version II was introduced in 2010. They have also produced the Catalogue of Criteria for Assessing the Trustworthiness of PI (Persistent identifiers) Systems
Planning Tool for Trusted Electronic Repositories (PLATTER) developed a tool, called the Repository Planning Checklist and Guidance in 2006 http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/platter.pdf that is useful for digital repository planning.
SHAMAN Assessment Framework The EU-funded SHAMAN (Sustaining Heritage Access through Multivalent Archiving) project is developing an integrated preservation framework using grid-technologies for distributed networks of digital preservation systems, for managing the storage, access, presentation, and manipulation of digital objects over time.
Trustworthy Information Systems Handbook This handbook, developed in 2002, provides a set of criteria to establish the trustworthiness of government information systems. http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/tis/tableofcontents.html