FAQs on Digital Preservation (FAQ)


  • What is APARSEN?
  • How do I get involved?


  • How can we increase the reliability and quality of our data?
  • How can we increase our reputation in terms of the reliability and quality of our data?
  • How can we position our institution as one of holding high quality repositories?
  • Where do we get support for setting up a digital preservation certification process?
  • Where can we find information on digital preservation certification bodies?
  • To which extend is digital preservation dependent on the human factor (e.g. data curators, data managers)?
  • Do standards for digital preservation exist?


  • How much will it cost to implement and maintain a digital preservation work flow?
  • What are the benefits of digital preservation, and for whom?
  • Do business models for digital preservation exist?
  • What are the requirements/parameters of persistent storage solutions?
  • What types of storage systems exist which meet the requirements of digital preservation?


  • Is there a central repository holding open source preservation software modules and services?
  • Are there interoperability services for exchanging information in place that take digital preservation into consideration?


  • What does data management mean in terms of digital preservation?
  • Do reliable digital rights tools exist giving information on the current rights status of a digital object?
  • Do data management policies and governance mechanisms exist?

Spreading excellence:

  • What are the key departments to address the issue of digital preservation?
  • Which institutions should consider digital preservation in their business strategies?
  • Where can I find consultancy for initiating a digital preservation methodology in my institution?
  • Does APARSEN offer any training?
  • Is online training material on digital preservation available?
  • Do university curricula exist for digital preservation and persistent data management?
  • Does a program for “Scholars/Practitioners in Residence” exist in the field of digital preservation?
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