DPCMM (Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model)

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Maturity / gap analysis model for digital preservation
Platforms:Web/modelling tool
Function:Organisational Audit,Planning


The DPCMM "organizes the digital preservation requirements of the ISO Standards into fifteen components with metrics to assess maturity. The model is a tool for charting the evolution from disorganized and undisciplined management of electronic records, or the lack of a systematic digital continuity approach, into increasingly mature stages of digital preservation capability."

Based closely on the OAIS Reference Model, DPCMM is a useful tool for preservation planning and capability assessment for those looking for a holistic overview of their digital preservation activities. An assessment against the model can help with identifying gaps and priorities for development. It may also be used as a tool for those preparing for an ISO 16363 audit.


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This white paper on the DPCMM Model includes a case study of its use by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA).


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