Risk Management

Copyright Policy Framework for Online Dissemination of Archival Materials - Archives and Records Management - Simon Fraser University

SFU Archives provides access to digital archival records through SFU AtoM, the university's online portal to its archival holdings. Disseminating archival materials over the Internet raises a host of copyright issues because archival fonds and collections typically include large numbers of protected works for which SFU is not the copyright owner. To manage these issues, the Archives has developed a risk-management approach, distinguishing between high-risk and low-risk materials.

TIMBUS Newsletter Vol 3 Issue 2: Contents

The EU co-funded TIMBUS project focuses on resilient business processes. It will make the execution context, within which data is processed, analysed, transformed and rendered, accessible over long periods. Furthermore, continued accessibility is often considered as a set of activities carried out in the isolation of a single domain. TIMBUS, however, considers the dependencies on third-party services, information and capabilities that will be necessary to validate digital information in a future usage context.

A Risk Analysis of File Formats for Preservation Planning | Scape

This paper presents an approach for automatic estimation of preservation risk for file formats. The main contribution of this work is a definition of the risk factors with associated severity level and its automatic computation. Our goal is to apply a solid knowledge base automatically extracted from linked open data repositories as the basis of the risk analysis system for digital preservation. This method is meant to facilitate decision making with regard to preservation of digital content in libraries and archives.

A Risk Analysis of File Formats for Preservation Planning

This paper presents an approach for the automatic estima- tion of preservation risks for file formats. The main con- tribution of this work is the definition of risk factors with associated severity levels and their automatic computation. Our goal is to make use of a solid knowledge base auto- matically aggregated from linked open data repositories as the basis for a risk analysis in the digital preservation do- main. This method is meant to facilitate decision making with regard to preservation of digital content in libraries and archives.

A Risk Analysis of File Formats for Preservation Planning

This paper presents an approach for the automatic estima- tion of preservation risks for file formats. The main con- tribution of this work is the definition of risk factors with associated severity levels and their automatic computation. Our goal is to make use of a solid knowledge base auto- matically aggregated from linked open data repositories as the basis for a risk analysis in the digital preservation do- main. This method is meant to facilitate decision making with regard to preservation of digital content in libraries and archives.

Identification of PDF preservation risks: the sequel | Open Planets Foundation

Last winter I started a first attempt at identifying preservation risks in PDF files using the Apache Preflight PDF/A validator. This work was later followed up by others in two SPRUCE hackathons in Leeds (see this blog post by Peter Cliff) and London (described here). Much of this later work tacitly assumes that Apache Preflight is able to successfully identify features in PDF that are a potential risk for long-term access.

NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation

from The Signal - The National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Levels of Digital Preservation team presented a short paper at Archiving 2013, The NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation: An Explanation and Uses. While the Levels of Digital Preservation will continue to be refined and improved we are thrilled to report that they are already being used (as designed) as a tool to facilitate planning and decision making about getting to work mitigating the most pressing risks to digital assets.

Examining Attributes of Open Standard File Formats for Long-term Preservation and Open Access

ABSTRACT - Eun G.Park and Sam Oh
This study examines the attributes that have been used to assess file formats in literature and
compiles the most frequently used attributes of file formats to establish open-standard file-format-
selection criteria. A comprehensive review was undertaken to identify the current knowledge
regarding file-format-selection criteria. The findings indicate that the most common criteria can be
categorized into five major groups: functionality, metadata, openness, interoperability, and