Bernard F. Reilly
Center for Research Libraries
As scholarly reliance upon source materials in digital form grows, the persistence of those materials becomes a matter of vital importance. To ensure that electronic journals, news, data sets, and other research content remain accessible and functional, rigorous auditing of digital repositories, and certification of their systems and underlying organizations are necessary. The Center for Research Libraries’ Auditing and Certification of Digital Archives project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, builds upon the work of the Digital Repository Certification Task Force led by RLG and the National Archives and Records Administration. The CRL project involves the auditing of three major digital repositories and development of certification processes and metrics.