Discussion Guide on Establishing Trustworthy Digital Repositories

Our Interagency Science Working Group has just released a publication titled, Establishing Trustworthy Digital Repositories:  A Discussion Guide Based on the ISO Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Standard Reference Model.

This guide, developed in collaboration with a team of archivists, records managers, data managers and scientists in Federal agencies, will help Federal agency CIOs, IT and program staff, and records officers determine what high-level data management policies, procedures, and processes are in place now, and what policies, processes and procedures need to be updated or developed to assure that long-term digital information and records and data are appropriately managed, preserved, and made accessible to all stakeholders for as long as needed.

The discussion guide has been posted to the Toolkit for Managing Electronic Records at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/toolkit/pdf/ID373.pdf.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about this guide, please leave a comment here or contact Laurence Brewer, Office of the Chief Records Officer, at Laurence.Brewer@nara.gov, or by phone at (301) 837-1539.

About Arian Ravanbakhsh

Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer.
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One Response to Discussion Guide on Establishing Trustworthy Digital Repositories

  1. Mark Conrad says:

    UPDATE: ISO has now published ISO 16363:2012 — Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories. You can find the CCSDS Magenta Book version of the standard here:


    You can purchase the ISO version of the standard here:


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