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Draft report on digital repositories

From: Robin L. Dale <robin_dale>
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2001
The second RLG-OCLC report intended to advance long-term retention
of digital research materials is now available for review and
comment. You can find "Attributes of a Trusted Digital Repository:
Meeting the Needs of Research Resources" at
<URL:>. It is, or will
be very shortly, linked to from
<URL:> and
<URL:>. On the morning of August 31, both
organizations will be announcing the report in news releases at our
web sites.

This 52-page PDF document is intended to prompt consideration and
discussion worldwide. To help achieve an international consensus and
shape next steps, we need dialog on the standards, criteria, and
mechanisms for certifying digital information repositories. We
encourage your input -- please comment to robin.dale [at] notes__rlg__org
by October 12, 2001.

While intended primarily for research institutions and specifically
for libraries and archives, this report contains guidance and
recommendations applicable to any organization interested in
long-term maintenance of and continuing access to digital materials.
It highlights some key strategic issues as it focuses on practical
assistance to administrators and implementers of digital archiving

Robin L. Dale
RLG Member Programs & Initiatives
1200 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA  94041-1100
Fax: 650.964.0943

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