After receiving the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) in September 2015, TIB, in cooperation with ZBW – the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, is preparing for its second major certification procedure, this time working for the nestor Seal.
Like the DSA, the joint certification is a result of TIB’s and ZBW’s close collaboration on their digital preservation system. This mutual approach has meant putting more effort into communication and organisation than if a single institution would have had to invest alone. Among other things, the institutions must define, implement and harmonise processes that correspond to the criteria found in the nestor catalogue; in this way, nestor’s experts can evaluate the TIB-ZBW archiving system. These processes include ensuring the uniform comprehension of nestor’s content requirements and relations between individual nestor criteria.
As a result, we created a map based on the nestor criteria catalogue as a starting point to demonstrate the relationships between the nestor criteria and classify them thematically. TIB’s and ZBW’s work on these nestor criteria takes this working paper as a reference point.
This map is the author’s own understanding of the criteria. It is not intended to be understood as an official nestor document.