The Center for Research Libraries, based in Chicago, has invited Robin Dale, RLG’s digital preservation expert, to be the director of a project that will test ways to audit and certify digital archives. Creating auditing procedures for digital repositories will help ensure the future integrity and accessibility of electronic journals and other scholarly materials.
The 18-month Certification of Digital Archives Project is funded by a $433,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It builds on the work of the Digital Repository Certification Task Force, led by RLG and the National Archives and Records Administration. The CRL project will test and refine the metrics and instruments developed by the RLG-NARA task force by auditing actual repositories, including the emerging Portico archive of E-journals maintained by Ithaka Harbors Inc. and the archive of Elsevier journals maintained by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek.
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