This section focuses on procedures for the assessment of current digital preservation capabilities, the definition of goals and the monitoring of progress.

Policy statements may include commitments to certification, or to supporting FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data, etc.

British Geological Survey

The NGDC is a CoreTrustSeal certified trusted digital repository (as of January 2018). Work is currently underway to renew the three-year certification in 2021.

NGDC have used the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model© Assessment before initiating formal digital preservation activities. Other benchmarking schemes such as the DPC Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) and the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation are also used and repeated at regular intervals to measure progress.

British Geological Survey Digital Preservation Policy (2020)

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum acknowledges that there is much work to be done to establish and embed Business-As-Usual (BAU) digital preservation practices, and is yet to transition from ad hoc, reactive, digital preservation efforts. This requires significant prioritisation, organisational change and workforce planning while mitigating risks and managing expectations. The Postal Museum commits to undertaking annual digital preservation capability maturity assessments to work towards developing trustworthy processes and systems, to inform forward planning.

The Postal Museum Digital Preservation Policy (2022)

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