Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Portico certified as trustworthy by CLR using TRAC checklist

Portico certified as trustworthy by Center for Research Libraries (CLR)using Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC) checklist.

See the brief (8p.)CLR report at
http://www.crl.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/pages/CRL%20Report%20on%20Portico%20Audit%202010.pdf

Portico http://www.portico.org is a not-for-profit digital preservation service. Portico is a dark archive (and that presents some issues of concern for the audit process.) Portico, like JSTOR, is part of ITHAKA, http://www.thaka.org a not-for-profit organization

CRL http://www.crl.org is an international consortium or university, college and independent research libraries.

Portico is looking like a good choice for a domain-wide digital preservation repository that should save libraries and their host institutions from the burdens of doing digital preservation locally.

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