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|| || Preservation Procedure Policy: Use of specific standards ||
| || Related Guidance Policy \\ | Standards |
| || Definition/ Description | A lot of different standards for various aspects (e.g. Costs, File Formats, Metadata etc.) of Digital Preservation exist. Some are only applicable in a certain domain. \\ |
| || Why | When there is a commonly used standard in a particular domain, that is continuously updated, it will benefit the organisation to adhere to this standard (both in costs, approaches, understandability, related training etc.). \\ |
| || Risks | If an organisation has not implemented a standard that is commonly used in the domain, the organisation will risk an isolated position, and it might not be interoperable with similar organisations. \\ |
| || Life cycle stage | Curate and Preserve, Preservation Planning, Description and Representation Information \\ |
| || Stakeholder | *Depositor*: might expect certain standards to be used in the organisation \\
*Consumer*: might expect certain standards to be applicable in the data he will use from the repository \\
*Management*: need to be aware of standards in use of their domain and the applicability for their organisation \\
*Operational Management, Technical Management and System Architect* need to implement the  agreed standards in the organisational processes \\ |
| || Cross Reference | Metadata \\
Digital Object \\
Bit Preservation \\
Functional Preservation \\
Access \\ |
| || Examples | University of South Carolina Libraries: “_USC Libraries, with support from the University Technology Services, avows that the digital preservation program will: (…)_ \\
_• adhere to prevailing community-based standards in developing and maintaining its organisational and technological context_”  Source:, [|]) \\ |
| || Control Policy | Some standards, such as the use of PREMIS for preservation metadata may apply to all parts of the collection, in other cases such as the use of a standard file format may only apply to specific subsets. \\
Some examples of control policies relating to standards are:
* Information on preservation events SHOULD use the PREMIS schema
* File format MUST be <value>
* Format documentation is available equals YES_&nbsp;\_ |
| || Questions to foster discussions | * Has your organisation chosen a standard to describe preservation metadata for the digital objects in care?
* Has your organisation chosen a standard to refer to for describing the file formats in their repository?
* Has your organisation decided to comply with a file format standard? For example, if JPEG2000 is an agreed file format in the organisation for digitization activities, is it also described how close the published standard should be followed?