Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment
n. (abbr. DRAMBORA)a tool to ascertain the preservation competency of a digital repositoryInnocenti and Vullo 2009, 141The DRAMBORA process focuses on risks, and their classification and evaluation according to individual repositories’ activities, assets and contextual constraints. The methodological outcome is a determination of the repository’s ability to contain and avoid the risks that threaten its ability to receive, curate and provide access to authentic and contextually, syntactically and semantically understandable digital information.CCSDS 2011, 5The repository may conduct overall risk assessments with tools such as DRAMBORA.Conway 2012, 567Clusters of new publications that Harvey works into the second edition demonstrate advances in doctoral-level research on digital preservation (e.g., Cal Lee), the emergence of certification initiatives for preservation repositories (e.g, TRAC and DRAMBORA), the development of new technology infrastructures for preserved content (e.g., LOCKSS, Portico, HathiTrust), and the increasing maturity of national and international initiatives (e.g., NDIIPP, JISC, Digital Preservation Coalition, Planets).Marks 2015, 45–46One easy way to deal with the various requirements of this section is to create a risk register or central risk management plan. The complete process of creating such a plan is beyond the scope of this module, but DRAMBORA, a digital preservation standard that provides a framework for identifying and documenting risks and the strategies used to mitigate them, can be extremely useful in answering the criteria in Section 5.DCC and DPE 2015Developed jointly by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), the Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA) represents the main intellectual outcome of a period of pilot repository audits undertaken by the DCC throughout 2006 and 2007. It presents a methodology for self-assessment, encouraging organisations to establish a comprehensive self-awareness of their objectives, activities and assets before identifying, assessing and managing the risks implicit within their organisation. ¶ Within DRAMBORA, digital curation is characterised as a risk-management activity; the job of digital curator is to rationalise the uncertainties and threats that inhibit efforts to maintain digital object authenticity and understandability, transforming them into manageable risks.Maemura, Moles, and Becker 2017, 1622The Digital Repository Audit Method Based On Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA) released in 2007 focuses on a situated analysis of risks and organizational readiness specific to an organization’s assets and activities, rather than based on a standardized model of these aspects.