International Standards

Guiding documents for digital preservation at Dalhousie

Dalhousie Libraries' digital preservation program is guided by a suite of standards maintained by the International Standards Organization:

  1. ISO 14721:2012 - Open archival information system (OAIS) reference model (see CCSDS 650.0-M-2)
  2. ISO 16363:2012 - Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories (see CCSDS recommended practice 652.0-M-1)
  3. ISO 20652:2006 - Producer-archive interface -- methodology abstract standard (see CCSDS recommended practice 651.0-M-1)
  4. ISO 20104:2015 - Producer-archive interface specification (see CCSDS recommended standard 651.1-B-1 and CCSDS informational report 651.2-G-1)
Objectives and rationale behind digital preservation standards
Objective Rationale
Establish data models for digital acquisitions in accordance with PAIS Data models help the Libraries establish Producer-Archive Projects in accordance with PAIMAS
Establish Producer-Archive Projects in accordance with PAIMAS Producer-Archive Projects help the Libraries comply with ingest functions specificied in OAIS
Comply with ingest functions specificied in OAIS The ingest functions specified in OAIS help the Libraries' comply with ingest criteria specified in TDR
Comply with ingest criteria specified in TDR Compliance with the ingest criteria specified in TDR help the Libraries' achieve its mandate to preserve and provide access to digital information