Survey of DSA-certified digital repositories: Report on the findings in a survey of all DSA-certified digital repositories on investments in and benefits of acquiring the Data Seal of Approval (DSA)

Kees-Jan Waterman, Barbara Sierman

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Abstract

The Data Seal of Approval (DSA) has been in use as a certification instrument for trustworthy digital repositories (TDRs) since 2010. By March 2016 some 50 repositories had applied successfully for the seal. Whereas some organizations and repositories have published about their own experiences in the certification process, no comprehensive overview was available of such practice-based evidence drawn from all DSA-certified repositories. Within the framework of a national project, a Dutch team fielded a survey to all DSA repositories. This report presents all collected (anonymized) responses and some basic analyses. Quantitative and qualitative evidence submitted in the survey is presented in Annex 2, and summarized in this report. The data strongly indicates that while the respondents report considerable (though varying) levels of investment of staff resources in the certification process, they also recognize and emphasize the benefits of the exercise and clearly recommend this type of certification to their peers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherNetherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2016

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    How the Dutch prepared for certification

    Waterman, K-J. & Sierman, B., 28 Sep 2017, (Accepted/In press) p. 1-8. 8 p.

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