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The most important documents document related to preservation are:

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RLG's Audit Checklist for the Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories.

Items on RLG's

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checklist of immediate interest

For the most part, these items relate to our use of HPSS:

  • 3.6 Repository commits to define, collect, track, and provide, on demand, its information
    integrity measurements.
  • B1.1 Repository identifies properties it will preserve for each class of digital object.
  • B1.5 Repository obtains sufficient physical control over the digital objects to preserve
    them. (The description of this is confusing, encompassing many different aspects of repository functionality.)
  • B2.1 Repository has an identifiable, written definition for each AIP or class of information
    preserved by the repository.
  • B2.4. Repository has and uses a naming convention that can be shown to generate visible,
    unique identifiers for all AIPs.

Other preservation-related items

OAIS is the primary model for building preservation systems.

RLG's older document, Trusted digital repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities.

The October 2005 RLG DigiNews describes requirements for "certification" of a digital repository. Many of these requirements are related to preservation.

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