Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor
University of North Texas
Collaborative Services Librarian
Members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and the Educopia Institute are developing a framework for implementing the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model and the Trustworthy Repository Auditing Certification (TRAC) metrics in a distributed digital preservation (DDP) environment. This work will conclude with a submission to the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) for review and approval similar to the Producer Archive Interface Methodology Abstract Standard (PAIMAS).
Our aims are as follows:
1. Describe the roles and responsibilities at institutions which are working to replicate and preserve digital information in a geographically distributed environment;
2. Provide a common vocabulary and set of recommendations for trustworthy interoperable systems development; and
3. Inform administrative and technical practices between groups that seek to collaboratively preserve digital information using distributed mechanisms.
This presentation will include a description of the workplan for this project and the findings from initial white paper gap analysis work on OAIS Section 6: Archive Interoperability and various DDP use cases. Wider participation in this effort by other groups is also being sought.