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Certification Support Workshop: Preservation Planning and Preservation Policy Planning Worksheet

Ilona von Stein; Linas Cepinskas; Hervé L'Hours; Kevin Ashley; Tina Dohna; Patricia Herterich; Mustapha Mokrane; Olivier Rouchon; Joy Davidson

This workshop was organised as part of Task 4.3 activities concerning certification support for digital repositories and it is the fourth output in the FAIRsFAIR Certification Support Programme. FAIRsFAIR provides support and capacity building, including materials, training and advice for repository managers to improve their knowledge of activities related to the preparations for CoreTrustSeal self-assessments. 

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Consider long-term preservation planning and its benefits to repositories. 
  • Discuss the broader view on preservation planning in relation to CoreTrustSeal requirements.
  • Share best practices of achieving long-term preservation planning.

The workshop participants were the representatives of the ten repositories that have been selected for the Certification Support Programme, a part of the FAIRsFAIR work package 4 (FAIR Certification).

In the presentation slides, you will find two examples of preservation plans (DANS, the Netherlands and the UK Data Archive, the United Kingdom).

Prior to this workshop, FAIRsFAIR shared a preservation policy planning worksheet with the participants. The goal of the exercise was to identify the status of relevant policy components to have a preservation policy in place and help structure and plan the writing process. We share the worksheet (including instructions) along with the presentation. 

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