The most important documents document related to preservation are:
Items on RLG's
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
- 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.