Digital Preservation Capabilities: How to assess and improve?

While Digital Preservation is making certain progress in terms of tool development, progressive establishment of standards and increasing activity in user communities, there is a wide gap of approaches to systematically assess, compare and improve how organizations go about achieving their preservation goals. While there exist standards suggesting certain functional building blocks and others prescribing criteria to be met by organizations to be considered trustworthy, there is little systematic, well-founded work on assessing organizational processes and capabilities in a transparent, comparable way.

To provide an interactive, focused venue bringing together those responsible for repository operations, management, and governance with those interested in developing and evaluating systematic approaches for assessment, we are organising a half-day workshop at IPRES 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Workshop announcement

Final workshop program