Pasadena January 2015

High Level Training Course on ISO 16363 for Managers of Digital Repositories

Pasadena, USA – 26-30 January 2015

The Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorisation Body (ISO-PTAB) plays a major role in training auditors and repository managers.  There are three important ISO standards:

  • ISO 14721:2012 (OAIS – a reference model for what is required for an archive to provide long-term preservation of digital information)
  • ISO 16363:2013 (Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories – sets out comprehensive metrics for what an archive must do, based on OAIS)
  • ISO 16919:2014 (Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of candidate trustworthy digital repositories – specifies the competencies and requirements on auditing bodies)

These three standards form a closely related family and an understanding of their principles and use will become increasingly important in establishing an internationally recognised and certified set of trustworthy digital repositories.

The authors of these standards ran a 5-day training course at The Athenaeum,  Caltech, in Pasadena from 26-30 January 2015. The course was divided into modules, each of which consists of a presentation, practical exercises and discussion.

Taking the studies outside

Taking the studies outside