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Survey of Similar Standards Efforts Undertaken in Other Bodies and elsewhere in CCSDS

Patent Licensing Applicability for Future Standards

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CCSDS Tech Support (5/16/2010 1:38 PM): Updated BNSC to UK Space Agency

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2.05 Digital Repository Audit and Certification Working Group

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Mission Operations and Information Management Services Area (MOIMS)

Chairperson

David Giaretta

Chairperson E-Mail Address

david.giaretta@stfc.ac.uk

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UK Space Agency

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moims-rac@mailman.ccsds.org

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Rationale for Activity

Agencies and other organizations are producing digitally encoded information at an increasing rate. These collections are held in a number of digital repositories. So far there have been no independent criteria to objectively judge whether or not any of these repositories have been adequately protecting their digital holdings, and in particular whether the information in those holdings will remain understandable and usable by their Designated Communities in the future. As recorded in the successful OAIS Reference Model, there is a demand for a standard against which repositories of digital information may be audited and on which an international accreditation and certification process may be based. The working group will seek to produce the required audit and certification standard. In addition to Space Agency support, it is anticipated that significant resources will be contributed from many other organizations.

Goals

Goal 1: Obtain ISO approval of a standard that establishes the criteria that a repository must meet to be designated an ISO Trusted Digital Repository. 1.Review the existing work on audit and certification criteria for digital repositories, such as that from the RLG/NARA working group and the NESTOR project. These two documents are broadly similar, and both are based on the OAIS Reference Model. 2.Prepare a draft (or adopt one of the above documents) and submit to ISO as a Committee Draft to get the ISO process going. 3.Analyse the consistency of those works with the OAIS Reference Model (ISO 14721) and follow on standards such as PAIMAS and the forthcoming PAIS. 4.Review existing audit and certification standards such as ISO 9000 and ISO 27000, and the requirements on such standards for supporting an accreditation and certification programme to obtain guidance on the form of this standard. Neither of these two standards audit the preservation of the encoded information, hence the need for a new standard. 5.Develop accompanying document to facilitate the development of the audit and certification process providing criteria and procedures for auditors. 6.Progress the document through the CCSDS and ISO process in parallel.

Survey of Similar Standards Efforts Undertaken in
Other Bodies and elsewhere in CCSDS

Patent Licensing Applicability for Future Standards

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Technical Risk Mitigation Strategy

Technical risks are medium to low since there has already been international activity in this area and many years of experience of audit activities in related areas. There is considerable support for this activity from outside the Space Agencies, and the success and widespread take-up of the OAIS Reference Model provides the paradigm which we can follow. The standard is expected to be strongly linked to the OAIS Reference Model. The latter is undergoing its 5 year review and any changes are likely to be made and agreed well before the completion of the Audit and Certification standard, so there is little chance of inconsistencies.

Management Risk Mitigation Strategy

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Metrics for Digital Repository Audit and CertificationMagentaAll Tasks CompletedProject CompletedCCSDS Tech Support 
Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Digital RepositoriesMagentaAll Tasks CompletedProject CompletedGiaretta David