Added on 28 August 2023

RAMSignpostBackgroundThe Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has made the resource Level-up with RAM available on general release today.

Designed to enable rapid benchmarking of an organization’s digital preservation capability, the DPC RAM is a digital preservation maturity modelling tool which is applicable for organizations of any size in any sector, and for all content of long-term value.

First released to DPC Members 6 months ago, this new companion resource is designed to help organizations work out how to address any gaps in digital preservation capacity highlighted through their RAM assessments, and to help them move up the levels from ‘Basic’ to ‘Optimized.’ For each of the 11 sections of RAM there are helpful tips, links to useful resources and case studies from others who have already tackled some common digital preservation challenges.

“For a while we have wanted to produce more detailed advice and guidance on how to move up the sections of DPC RAM,” explains Jenny Mitcham, Head of Good Practice and Standards. “Following on from our successful 'RAM Jam' events we have captured the experience, tips, advice and resources shared by our members, and have brought them together in one place. We hope this resource provides a helpful place to start when tackling a particular section of RAM.”

An international charitable foundation which supports digital preservation, the DPC 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. Its vision is a sustainable future for our digital assets.

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