PV2018 Conference – Adding Value Preserving Data

The PV 2018 Conference will be held 15th – 17th  May 2018 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,   Harwell Space Cluster  (UK ), hosted by the UK Space Agency and jointly organised by STFC and NCEO.

For its ninth edition, the conference series moves to UKSA at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory part of the Harwell Space Cluster in the UK to continue addressing prospects in the domain of data preservation, stewardship and value adding of scientific data and research related information.

For more information see http://www.ceda.ac.uk/contact/pv2018/

For information about previous PV conferences see http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.org/index.php/community/conferences/pv-conferences/

Richard Marciano Receives the Emmett Leahy Award

The Emmett Leahy Award annually honors a pioneer in the field of records and information management. The 2017 award recognizes Dr. Richard Marciano’s outstanding and sustained work in digital records and information management. His insightful development of cyberinfrastructure to support records management has resulted in new methodologies, experimental systems, and analytics – producing new knowledge and new ways to understand the past. Dr. Marciano’s work has led to innovative advancements in record keeping for the humanities, sciences, and archives.

For more details see https://ischool.umd.edu/news/dr-richard-marciano-receives-emmett-leahy-award

OAIS and ISO 16363 review happening now.

In order to ensure the continued usefulness of OAIS (ISO 14721) and ISO 16363 any revision must remain backward compatible with regard to major terminology and concepts. Further, for consistency the general level of detail should not be changed nor should the standard be changed from a reference model to an implementation design. Archive implementation standards or implementation profiles or detailed archival process standards or protocols should be addressed, but not in this document. They would become separate standards and would be developed through separate CCSDS projects. A particular interest for the current OAIS update is to reduce ambiguities and to fill in any missing or weak concepts and to add useful terminology.

See http://review.oais.info

Information about course in New Delhi, India Jan 11-13 2017 available

The Indian Centre of Excellence for Digital Preservation (C-DAC, http://www.cdac.in/) has organised a high level course on Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories in association with PTAB.
The full details and registration page is available at http://www.ndpp.in/national-international-events/high-level-course-on-iso16363. The registration fee is Rs. 20,000.

International and Interdisciplinary workshop on Active Data Management Plans 28-30 June 2016

This workshop is organised in conjunction with the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Active Data Management Plans Interest Group.

The registration page is available at https://indico.cern.ch/event/520120/. Participation is open (subject to registration and space) to all members of that group, as well as all other interested parties.

There is no registration fee but participants are expected to cover their own travel and subsistence costs.

Success metrics

  • Change the way that funders expect DMPs to be produced
  • DMPs – will be able to be created, evaluated, monitored – to enable data to be exploited immediately and over the long term
  • Support EU Data Principles
    1. Discoverable – readily found to exist by online search
    2. Accessible– when discovered they can be interrogated
    3. Intelligible– they can be understood
    4. Assessable– the reliability of their source can be evaluated
    5. Useable– they can be re-used
      1. Interoperable (from FAIR)

Aims of workshop

  • Discuss ideas of requirements
    • Guided by success metrics
  • Understand how DMPs can help identify synergies across projects and disciplines
  • Separate group discussions on various aspects of DMPs
  • Agree overall concepts
  • Detailed next steps
    • Individual responsibilities
    • Schedule
    • Co-ordination

ANAB opens its ISO 16363 accreditation program

ANAB has launched its new accreditation program for ISO 16363 – Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories.

The standard is seen as a solution to concerns of data preservation for many industries. Any industry that has preservation requirements, whether mandatory or voluntary, will benefit from accredited certification to ISO 16363 for digital repositories.
ANAB will use ISO 16919 –Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of candidate trustworthy digital repositories, a companion standard based on ISO/IEC 17021-1, for accreditation.

See http://anab.org/media/59172/hu327.pdf

Course announced – Rome 1-4 Feb 2016

Registration is open for the PTAB, ANAI and Digilab-University of Rome 4-Day High Level Training Course on ISO 16363 at University of Rome Sapienza, Rome (Digilab, via dei Volsci 122), Italy, 1-4 February 2016 for Managers of Digital Repositories, by the authors of these standards. – for more details see the details here.

US ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board announces pre-launch of ISO 16363 program


The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has announced the launch of its accreditation program for ISO 16363 and ISO 16919. This program brings us one step closer to ISO certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories (TDR). Under the ANAB program Certification Bodies (auditing organizations) will be accredited to conduct TDR audits and certifications.

This is a significant step forward for the use of ISO 16363 and the ANAB is taking the lead.

Here is the text of the ANAB announcement which may be found at  http://anab.org/media/53684/hu319.pdf

Issue: 319

Date: 2015/09/01

To: ANAB-Accredited and Applicant CBs and MS Accreditation Assessors

From: Natalia Larrimer, New Business Development Specialist

Re: Pre-launch Announcement of ISO 16363 Program

ANAB is developing an accreditation program for certification of organizations conforming with ISO 16363, Space data and information transfer systems – Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories.

Since the late 1980s, many organizations have been concerned with issues surrounding the long-term preservation of and access to digital data. In 1996, the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information declared ”a critical component of digital archiving infrastructure is the existence of a sufficient number of trusted organizations capable of storing, migrating, and providing access to digital collections.”

In 2007, several authors of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model and Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist (TRAC) and other interested parties began developing ISO 16363. ISO 16363 has been endorsed by the Society of American Archivists, the oldest and largest North American national archival professional association. The standard is seen as a solution to concerns of data preservation for the energy and utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, legal, cultural heritage, and creative sectors. Any industry that has preservation requirements, whether mandatory or voluntary, will benefit from accredited certification of digital repositories.

ANAB will use ISO 16919, Space data and information transfer systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of candidate trustworthy digital repositories, a companion standard based on ISO/IEC 17021, for TDRMS accreditation.

The Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorisation Body (PTAB) will offer a high-level ISO 16363 training course in Washington, DC, in October 2015. For more information on PTAB or the course, visit www.iso16363.org.

Pre-launch Discount

Any CB that meets the prerequisite and commits by 2015/10/01 to applying for ISO 16363 accreditation will have a reduced application fee of $3,500 instead of the full application fee of $5 000. To take advantage of this special offer, submit notice of your intent to nlarrimer@anab.org with payment of $3,500 by the end of the day on 2015/10/01. Payment can be made by wire transfer or by check to ANAB, P.O. Box 582, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0582, postmarked no later than 2015/10/01. For wire transfer instructions, contact tsu@anab.org.