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Preservation Policies; mission statement; written definitions of the Designated Community; written definitions of Archival Information Packages; documented policies; protocols, rules, manuals, handbooks, and workflows; service-level agreements; technical infrastructure, description of repository services.



Supporting Text

This is necessary in order that the repository has up-to-date, complete policies and procedures in place that reflect the current requirements and practices of its community(ies) for preservation.

Examples of Ways the Repository can Demonstrate it is Meeting this Requirement

Current and past written documentation in the form of Preservation Policies, Preservation Strategic Plans and Preservation Implementation Plans, procedures, protocols, and workflows; specifications of review cycles for documentation; documentation detailing reviews, surveys and feedback. If documentation is embedded in system logic, functionality should demonstrate the implementation of policies and procedures.       The repository shall maintain policies that specify the nature of any legal permissions required to preserve digital content over time, and the repository shall acquire these permissions when needed.