Evaluating Digital Archives and Repositories

Winter 2005-06 | Volume 25, Number 2 | Download PDF

Evaluating Digital Archives and Repositories

President’s Message

An introduction to this issue.

General Factors to Consider in Evaluating Digital Repositories

Criteria for assessing the reliability of digital repositories

Profiles of Some Existing Digital Repositories

Organizational structure, governance, preservation activities, and business models of three digital repositories.

The Chinese character chuan means to pass on over time and space or to hand down from generation to generation. It conveys the sense of the modern term "persistence".