Analysis of Identify TDR Requirements

Update 2008-08-28

All references to 'RLG/NARA audit checklist' in this analysis document is to the 'old' version: rlgnara-repositorieschecklist-V2007.pdf

I have saved a copy of this version in http://merkur/svn/doms/trunk/docs/TDR/rlgnara-repositorieschecklist-V2007.pdf.

The new (2008) version is the TRAC: Criteria and Checklist. We should take time to go through this revised version. We could also take a look at the Platter checklist.


In this task we identified three sources of Trusted Digital Repository checklists, referred to as RLG/NARA, Drambora and Nestor. The documents are linked to in the Resources section. We selected two of these documents as the most important. RLG/NARA is a well known list and widely circulated, and DRAMBORA is a certification framework in development by DPE, where The State and University Library is a partner.

From these two documents, we evaluated the checklist of requirements. In RLG/NARA there is an actual checklist, where DRAMBORA contains a list of risks that should be addressed. Note that DRAMBORA calls this list only an example, and a good repository of risks should be developed.

We evaluated each of these requirements/risks with regard to their relevance in DOMS. We then grouped them under headlines relevant for DOMS, and finally we matched each of these groups with the tasks in which they should be addressed.

The result of this work was a few new tasks: TaskC.2, TaskC.3, and TaskD.4. Apart from that, in each task the analysis document has been updated with the groups of Trusted Digital Repository requirements we should address while working on this task.

The rest of this document lists the groups of requirements we identified. This is a condensed version, in the more detailed list the headlines of each requirement/risk is also included. For full details, it will be necessary to cross reference these lists with the source documents.

As for integration with Planets, we did talk with Lars and Thomas, and the results was that we cannot address the exact promises from Planets nor the integration with Planets at this time. TaskC.2 will have to be resolved at a later time, when Planets has progressed a lot further.


Extracted requirements from the documents referenced below as Resources. See these documents for details.

See also the more detailed list with headlines of each requirement/risk.

Documentation Requirements

These documentation requirements are new, and we should probably update the WBS with new tasks.

IT Maintenance Department Requirements

These requirements also need to be documented and communicated.

Deployment and Collection Specifics

We should probably take a quick look at these soon and decide which requirements are relevant now and which are relevant later in the project.


The following should be considered when designing ingest.

Repository Contents

The following items are relevant to metadata and digital object design decisions and require documentation too and they should be considered early in the project.


Must be possible to document copyrights and restrictions on all digital material in a format that it is possible to act on/Require enforced access rights A5.3, B.5.1, C3.3, C3.4, D3.2, D3.3, R15-17, R18?, R36, R52, R76

Repository/Object Integrity

The following items are mostly requirements to logging and should also be considered early in the project.

Preservation Requirements


Prerequisites and Assumptions

The estimation of this task is based on these notes, which also should be taken into consideration when implementing the task:

BAM: Vi holder et møde...

TE: No comments.

TSH: Forundersøgelser påkrævet


KFC: NEEDINFO Udskyd punktet til efter møde med Colin/Lars; KFC+BAM





DPE expert


Planets expert


RLG/NARA audit checklist old version: rlgnara-repositorieschecklist-V2007.pdf

TRAC: Criteria and Checklist

DRAMBORA and NotesOnDrambora

Catalog of criteria for trusted digital repositories – version 1 (draft for public comments) by nestor

Platter checklist

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