Risk Driven Selection of Preservation Activities for Increasing Sustainability of Open Source Systems and Workflows

T. Miksa, R. Mayer, S. Strodl, A. Rauber, R Vieira, G Antunes:
"Risk Driven Selection of Preservation Activities for Increasing Sustainability of Open Source Systems and Workflows";
Vortrag: International Conference on Digital Preservation, Melbourne, Australia; 06.10.2014 - 10.10.2014; in:"Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation", (2014), ISBN: 978-0-642-27881-4.

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Abstract:


The increasing demands faced by repository systems and
the growing popularity of work ow systems introduces new
risks, creating new challenges to the digital preservation
community. The application of risk management practices
to digital preservation is a way of managing the risks as-
sociated with the use of such systems and to optimize the
application of digital preservation treatments to such risks.
In this paper, we present results of a case study conducted
on two use cases: a repository system and an automated
work ow representing a typical digital preservation quality
assessment process. We used a risk assessment approach to
identify risks related not only to the technical but also or-
ganizational and legal aspects. We assigned controls which
decrease their impact and explained how the digital preser-
vation related controls can also improve the current func-
tioning of the repository system and increase reproducibility
of the workflows