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ERIC Number: EJ945843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Measuring Trust: Standards for Trusted Digital Repositories
Dryden, Jean
Journal of Archival Organization, v9 n2 p127-130 2011
Ensuring the long-term preservation and use of born-digital and digitized records of enduring value has preoccupied archivists and their cultural heritage siblings for several decades. The professional literature of the 1980s and 1990s bemoans the challenges posed by rapid technological change (and the concomitant obsolescence of hardware and software), increasingly complex and dynamic digital objects, and the fragility of digital media. The early literature served to enumerate the problems, and information professionals in a variety of disciplines set to work to identify various ways to address them. The vision of a distributed system of trusted repositories of digital collections was (and is) a worthy goal, but achieving it would require considerable agreement about the components and characteristics of such a repository. In other words, a high degree of standardization was needed. In this article, the author describes a model of a digital repository that addresses the matter of trust and discusses standards for trusted digital repositories. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Language: English
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