Added on 31 January 2022

EDRMS Toolkit CoverThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), in conjunction with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) in the UK, has made its new EDRMS Preservation Toolkit available on general release today, following a 6-month Member preview.

Developed by the DPC’s EDRMS Preservation Task Force, the Toolkit offers advice on the preservation of records held within an Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS) or other record keeping systems. Providing general information and guidance on areas that should be considered in order to define an effective approach to this challenge, the Toolkit applies to current systems in use, legacy systems that are falling out of use, and systems that are being procured for the future.

“We see this as an evolving area and would like the EDRMS Preservation Toolkit to grow and develop alongside the knowledge and experience of the community,” explains Jenny Mitcham, Head of Good Practice and Standards for the DPC and co-ordinator of the DPC’s EDRMS Preservation Task Force.

“We are now asking the digital preservation community to contribute to and develop this resource, by submitting additional resources or case studies.”

The DPC’s EDRMS Preservation Task Force, which created the resource, was established in 2020 to identify and elicit good practice, in response to a request to investigate this topic emerging from a digital preservation project with the NDA.

EDRMS Toolkit Launch The Task Force team developed the EDRMS Toolkit which is now available for the benefit of the entire digital preservation community.

Providing resources like the Toolkit is just one of the ways the DPC supports the digital preservation community. An international charitable foundation and advocate for digital preservation, the Coalition helps its members around the world to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services through community engagement, targeted advocacy work, training and workforce development, capacity building, good practice and standards, and through good management and governance.

Access the EDRMS Preservation Toolkit now

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