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Based on practical research and developed jointly by the Digital Curation
Centre (DCC) and DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), the Digital Repository
Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment (DRAMBORA) provides a methodology for
self-assessment of digital preservation repositories. The toolkit, now
available as an interactive online audit tool
(http://www.repositoryaudit.eu), has been evaluated and applied across a
diverse range of organisations, such as national libraries, scientific data
centres and archives. The DCC and DPE are organising a series of training
courses to train new DRAMBORA auditors.
Three days, from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th March 2009.
The maximum number of course participants is 12.
This course will enable attendees to:
This course is directed at 12 practitioners actively involved in funding, supporting, developing, implementing, and/or managing digital preservation repositories and interested in the assessment of digital repositories. The course will also be of value to auditors and risk managers from archives, libraries and museums sector, as well as other institutions such as data archives, government departments, legal and commercial sectors.
For an individual pilot test audit , participants are invited to bring along documentation on a digital preservation repository they are managing or of which they have sound knowledge.
A mixture of lectures and practical activities will be offered with the main focus on hands-on group training. Online support and tutorials will be provided subsequent to the course.
The DRAMBORA auditors training course will be conducted as a small scale, fairly intimate event, since it requires a higher concentration of practical activities and therefore benefits from a smaller number of participants.
The course will include:
Participants will be provided with access to online course materials relating to the topics that will be discussed both prior to and following the training event.
View the full programme at our DRAMBORA Rome Training Programme Page.
The course trainers will be DPE and DCC experts, who authored the DRAMBORA toolkit, have deep inside knowledge of other repository audit and certification tools and have experience in applying them in practice:
The course fee is 200 EURO for DPE, DCC, Planets, Caspar, Protage or SHAMAN members, and 250 EURO for all other participants. The fee covers the cost of coffee-breaks, lunches and course materials for each participant.
DPE and DCC aim to provide a series of courses which will develop the knowledge and skills of core communities, promote the importance of digital preservation and digital curation, and educate in the ways that the associated methods and tools can help to resolve these issues. The programme does not aim to make a financial profit through following this responsibility. However, both projects recognise that to cover nominal costs and to ensure attendance from those registered for the event, a small charge for courses will be necessary.
To learn how to become a DPE associated member (no charge) please go to: http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu/about/associates/.
To learn how to become a DCC Associates Network member (also at no charge), please go to: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/associates/.
Please note that registration will not be guaranteed until after payment has been received.
Registration for this course is now full.
The training will take place at:
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche (ICCU)
Ministero per i Beni e le Attivitá Culturali
Viale Castro Pretorio, 105
00185 Rome, Italy.
A list of hotels suggested by ICCU are available at http://www.iccu.sbn.it/genera.jsp?id=17.
Other accommodation in the area:
A list of accomodations in Rome is also available from the DELOS website: PDF (12KB)
The training course location is conveniently located in Rome city centre, at 10 minutes walking distance from Termini Train Station. It is well connected via public transport (underground line B stop Castro Pretorio, buses 310, 492, 9). Further indicatio (in Italian) and a map are available at http://www.iccu.sbn.it/genera.jsp?s=6&l=it.
The DRAMBORA Auditors Training Course is organized by the Digital Curation Centre and DigitalPreservationEurope.
If you have any further queries or require additional information, please contact either:
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QJ
National Archives of the Netherlands
P.O. Box 90520
LM 2509 The Hague
DRAMBORA Translated into Japanese
13th Sep 2010
DRAMBORA on LinkedIn
30th Nov 2009
DRAMBORA is part of the SHAMAN Assessment Framework
1st Jun 2009
Please register to download the offline copy of the DRAMBORA Toolkit
Submit feedback via our feedback form or email us.
Get help in the DRAMBORA evaluation process by volunteering to host a DRAMBORA facilitated assessment.
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Date Published: 1 February 2008 | Last Modified: 6 August 2015© Digital Curation Centre and DigitalPreservationEurope, except where otherwise noted | Notices