Friday, September 02, 2005

NLM Supplemental Press Release

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has put out a Supplemental Press Release on their “Getting to Disk-based Lossless Digital Video Preservation” symposium entitled "Some Additional Talking Points for a Video/Archival Technical Audience." It can be found at:

Checklist for the Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories

Checklist for the Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories Completed and Released

RLG has just released a draft report for the certification of digital repositories. The draft, titled "An Audit Checklist for the Certification of Trusted Digital Repositories," is available at It is the product of a task force working on a joint project between RLG and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

The goal of the RLG-NARA Digital Repository Certification project has been to identify the criteria repositories must meet for reliably storing, migrating, and providing access to digital collections. The "Audit Checklist" identifies procedures for certifying digital repositories. Leveraging the RLG-NARA checklist, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Audit and Certification of Digital Archives project will test audit the Koninklijke Bibliotheek National Library of the Netherlands), which maintains the digital archive for Elsevier Science Direct Journals, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and Portico, an archive for electronic journals incubated within Ithaka Harbors, Inc. Stanford's LOCKSS system will also participate in this effort.

For more about the RLG-NARA task force, see

Monday, August 29, 2005

JPEG2000 Blog

A blog on JPEG2000 in Archives and Libraries run by Peter Murray of OHIOLink is available at There is also a listserv - subscription information is at