December 5, 2006

PoM: Assessing Risks for Digital Collections

NEDCC Preservation of Memory Conference
Speaker: Tom Clareson, PALINET

Risk Management for Digital Collections
- Security
- Digital disaster mitigation
- Programmatic policy risks

Do we have a written digital disaster recovery plan? If not, why not?

General security issues (visitor access, password control, equipment security, training, etc)
- internal threats

Computer security threats (viruses, worms, trojans, etc)
- external threats

Need to learn to distinguish risks from threats

Digital Preservation Survey Project
- project overview, 2005 survey results, key findings

Digital preservation is more than just backups!

Next steps: New survey in 2007 of established digital preservation programs; NEDCC proposing national digital preservation workshop series

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