December 1, 2015

Digital Preservation: Chronopolis Earns High Marks as “Trustworthy Digital Repository” in CRL TRAC Audit

From the University of California, San Diego:

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has certified Chronopolis, a large-scale data preservation network, as a “trustworthy digital repository” that meets accepted best practices in the management of digital repositories. Chronopolis is led by the UC San Diego Libraries and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, with partners at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

The primary metrics used by CRL in its assessment are those included in the Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC) checklist developed by a joint task force of the Research Libraries Group and the National Archives and Records Administration in 2003, to define criteria for evaluating digital repositories.  The TRAC criteria—which include  organizational infrastructure; digital object management; and technologies, technical infrastructure, and security—represent current best practices and thinking about the organizational and technological needs of trustworthy digital repositories.

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