Trustworthy Digital Long-Term Repositories: The Nestor Approach in the Context of International Developments

  • Susanne Dobratz
  • Astrid Schoger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4675)


This paper describes the general approach nestor – the German “Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources” has taken in designing a catalogue of criteria for trustworthy digital repositories for long-term preservation and how this approach relates to internationalisation and standardisation of criteria and developments of evaluation methods to facilitate the audit and certification process.


Digital Repositories Long-Term Preservation Certification Trustworthiness Auditing Standardisation 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Dobratz
    • 1
  • Astrid Schoger
    • 2
  1. 1.Humboldt-University Berlin, University Library, 10099 BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Bavarian State Library, 80328 MünchenGermany

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