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An Information Governance Maturity Model Assessment of the E-ARK Pilots

Diogo Proença; Ricardo Vieira; José Borbinha; Billenness, Clive; Wilson, Andrew; Aas, Kuldar; Anderson, David; Anderson, Janet

The E-ARK Project focuses on harmonizing currently fragmented solutions that support Archives services, especially in regard to Ingest, Archival Preservation and Dissemination of information. E-ARK solutions will be tested in a series of open pilots in various national contexts, using both existing and near-to-market tools, as well as services developed by partners. 

In this report, the initial assessment and evaluation of the pilots of the project is provided. Later, deliverable 7.6 will provide the final assessment and evaluation of the pilots, when the results of the project are already applied to these pilots. The purpose of this two stage assessments and evaluation is to show that the E-ARK resulting artefacts enhance the maturity level of the pilots and contribute to the archival practice improvement. 

The assessment presented here is based on the Information Governance Maturity Model described in deliverable 7.1. The maturity model was based on three main sources:

(1) the Trustworthy Repository Assessment Criteria (TRAC)

(2) the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) 

(3) the Producer-Archive Interface Methodology Abstract Standard (PAIMAS/ISO20652).

Furthermore, the assessment took into consideration deliverable 2.1 of the E-ARK project, which details the general pilot model and the project pilots. This deliverable was analyzed in order to identify what should be assessed and measured in the pilots. This was done through the identification of capabilities. 

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