The last decade has seen a number of reference models and
compliance criteria for Digital Preservation (DP) emerging.
However, there is a lack of coherence and integration with
standards and frameworks in related fields such as Information
Systems; Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC);
and Organizational Engineering. DP needs to take a holistic
viewpoint to acommodate the concerns of information
longevity in the increasingly diverse scenarios in which DP
needs to be addressed. In addition to compliance criteria,
maturity models are needed to support focused assessment
and targeted process improvement efforts in organizations.
To enable this holistic perspective, this article discusses the
question of capability maturity and presents a capability
model for DP.We further demonstrate how such an architectural
approach can be used as a basis to analyze the impact
of criteria and metrics from the ISO Repository Audit and
Certification standard on stakeholders, concerns, drivers,
goals, and capabilities. The analysis presented here shall
contribute to advance the understanding of cross-cutting
concerns and the discussion on maturity models in DP.