Government Archives and the Digital Repository Audit Checklist

Bruce I Ambacher

Abstract


This article examines the RLG/NARA draft Audit Checklist for the Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories from the perspective of publicly funded repositories, especially government archives. It reviews the historical origins of the checklist, the comments received from government archives on the metrics in the draft document and the task force’s adjudication of those comments. Finally it addresses some unresolved issues.

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