Demystifying digital preservation: taking action with a capability maturity model

2018-04-23T01:17:57Z (GMT) by Jaye Weatherburn PETER NEISH
The University of Melbourne is currently investing in several projects to improve long-term data curation and implement digital preservation activities. Digital preservation capability maturity models are one element being explored to benchmark current capabilities, and to plan for and implement incremental improvements to support digital preservation. We describe our experience building a tool based on the CESSDA-SAW Capability Development Model (CESSDA-CDM), and show how we simplified this model, with potential benefits for other organisations seeking to get started with digital preservation. We detail lessons learned and next steps to make the tool applicable to a wider range of organisations.