Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you went through one of the following initiatives for certifying your DSpace repository.

TRAC Project (Center for Research Libraries)
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=13&l2=58&l3=162&l4=91


DINI Certification (German organization for networked information)
http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/series/dini-schriften/2006-3-en/PDF/3-en.pdf

(Driver guidelines are based on this)

DRAMBORA (Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment) Toolkit
http://www.repositoryaudit.eu

NESTOR certification
http://www.langzeitarchivierung.de/downloads/mat/nestor_mat_08-eng.pdf


If you did, a few questions:

- How much effort was required from your side ?
- How much effort was required from the side of the certification authority (if there was one) ? Were there any costs involved ?
- Did your DSpace installation comply with the requirements of the certification right away, or did you have to make modifications//changes ?
- If you had to modify your installation for compliance, was this because of your own customizations or decisions you made in your metadata profiles, or because of some DSpace-specific properties ?
- Do you have any advice or comments for people who are looking at certification ? Is it worth the effort//costs ?

with best regards,

Bram Luyten

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