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Comment: Migrated to Confluence 4.0 - The repository shall execute the testing process for each class of Content Information of the AIPs.

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This is necessary in order to ensure that one of the primary tests of preservation, namely that the digital holdings are understandable by their Designated Community, can be met. See 4.3. for additional requirements for understandability beyond ingest.

Examples of Ways the Repository can Demonstrate it is Meeting these Requirements

Test procedures to be run against the digital holdings to ensure their understandability to the defined Designated Community; records of such tests being performed and evaluated; evidence of gathering or identifying Representation Information to fill any intelligibility gaps which have been found; Retention of individuals with the discipline expertise.Introduction

Examples of feedback from the Designated Community can be found on the Feedback Forum located on the repository's user interface as well as in user emails sent directly to SP staff.

The preservation metadata gathered within the AIP can be used to evaluate the composition of the collections in SP, in order to identify those objects which are at risk of not being usable, understandable, or accessible by the Designated Community.


Digital Preservation Policy Librarian

Relevant Documents

  1. Designated Community Definition
  2. User Feedback Forum
  3. Metadata Specifications