Audit and outsourcing: their role in creating interoperable repository infrastructure

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A brief presentation for the REPRISE workshop before IDCC09 (2009-12-02) in London. I look at the role that audit and outsourcing play in helping deliver interoperable preservation in repositories.

A brief presentation for the REPRISE workshop before IDCC09 (2009-12-02) in London. I look at the role that audit and outsourcing play in helping deliver interoperable preservation in repositories.

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  • 1. Audit, outsourcing and interoperability of preservation Kevin Ashley, ULCC [email_address]
  • 2.  
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  • 7. repositories preservation infrastructure interoperability
  • 8.  
  • 9. Interoperability - a wider view
    • Interoperability isn’t just metadata, APIs and wire protocols
    • It’s policies, comparability and markets
    • People want to compare services
    • We need trust in transferability
  • 10. An external perspective
    • None of us are perfect
    • Without oversight, standards can slip
    • External perspectives encourage improvement
    • Audit formalises this
  • 11.  
  • 12. Repository Audit Mechanisms
    • TRAC
    • DRAMBORA
    • NESTOR
    • DINI
    OAIS: http://wiki.digitalrepositoryauditandcertification.org
  • 13. But what about interoperability?
    • Easier to please auditors when using standards
    • Easier to compare A with B
    • Audits themselves - in standard form - allow consumers, depositors to compare
    • Is A better value/more trustworthy/more secure/more open than B?
  • 14. An trivial example
    • What is the likelihood that you will lose 1 bit in X years ?
    • What confidence limits apply to that number ?
  • 15. Not so trivial
    • What is the energy cost of preserving X bits over Y years ?
    • Do you do an environmental audit ?
    • Are you certified against recognised standards ?
  • 16. Interoperable policies
    • I give you content - we have an agreement
    • Content is later transferred - merger, takeover, change of collection policy
    • Is my agreement transferred ?
    • Who do I sue ?
  • 17. More on policies http://www.dlorg.eu/ https://workinggroups.wiki.dlorg.eu/index.php/Policy_Working_Group
  • 18. Outsourcing
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  • 20. How does it help
    • Contracts, service level agreements, performance measures
    • Comparability is desirable
    • Interoperability - of a form - follows
    • Customers don’t like lock-in
    • Intelligent ones design it out - exit plans
  • 21. Credits
    • Relatives: Redskunk http://www.flickr.com/photos/redskunk/2214356673 CC-BY-NC-SA
    • Zippity Doo Da:J. Star http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstar/385731403 CC-BY-NC-SA
    • so many things… tranchis http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranchis/3577257582/ CC-BY-SA
    • It’s elemental: Desiree Delgado http://www.flickr.com/photos/desireedelgado/3273760287 CC-BY-NC-ND
    • HOLYMOLYSHECLEANEDHERROOM: mbschn http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbschn/124008100 CC-BY-NC-SA
    • My relatives were from Europe: Daniel Spils http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielspils/29156283 CC-BY
    • Grandfather’s watch: treefiddy http://www.flickr.com/photos/treefiddy/372078949 CC-BY-NC-ND
    • Handshake enriqueburgosgarcia http://www.flickr.com/photos/enriqueburgosgarcia/3364250371 - CC-BY-NC-SA
    • Change in terms: Michael Simmons http://www.flickr.com/photos/msimmons/180114836 CC-BY-NC-ND
    • Bar Graph: lumaxart http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2136954043 CC-BY-SA
  • 22. More ? Us: http://dablog.ulcc.ac.uk/ Me: [email_address]