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Title:Auditing a dark archive
Author(s):Kinnaman, Alex Olivia; Popham, Michael
Subject(s):Trustworthy Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC)
Dark archives
Digital repository audits
Abstract:As digital collection-building projects have become a focus for libraries in the digital age, there is a noted lack of uniformity in their method of construction. The standards for digital preservation are just recently beginning to formalize, but this only extends to completed, established projects. In a case study at the University of Oxford, the Trustworthy Repository Audit and Certification checklist is applied to the project Digital Safe to determine if existing digital auditing metrics can act as a scoping exercise for developing digital projects. Digital Safe is an incomplete dark archive, making it a unique subject to audit. This case study focused on how TRAC aligned with the goals of the project and if it highlighted new aspects of concentration. This approach to auditing an incomplete digital project is challenging because of the lack of material and cohesion of the dark archive, which could be a useful tool for those thinking about or currently developing a digital collection.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Kinnaman, A., & Popham, M. (2017). Auditing a Dark Archive. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 839-842).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Alex Kinnaman and Michael Popham
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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