Trsuted Digital Repositories 2002 (†736)Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities (RLG, 2002).
- trusted digital repository (p. i): A trusted digital repository is one whose mission is to provide reliable, long-term access to managed digital resources to its designated community, now and in the future. (†1697)
- trusted digital repository (p. 5): Whatever the overall infrastructure, however, to meet expectations all trusted digital repositories must · accept responsibility for the long-term maintenance of digital resources on behalf of its depositors and for the benefit of current and future users; · have an organizational system that supports not only long-term viability of the repository, but also the digital information for which it has responsibility; · demonstrate fiscal responsibility and sustainability; · design its system(s) in accordance with commonly accepted conventions and standards to ensure the ongoing management, access, and security of materials deposited within it; · establish methodologies for system evaluation that meet community expectations of trustworthiness; · be depended upon to carry out its long-term responsibilities to depositors and users openly and explicitly; · have policies, practices, and performance that can be audited and measured; and · meet the responsibilities detailed in Section 3 of this paper [for high-level organizational and curatorial responsibilities and operational responsibilities]. (†1698)