Preservation Health Check

The Preservation Health Check project is led by OCLC in collaboration with the OPF and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

The project aims to evaluate the usefulness of the preservation metadata created and maintained by operational repositories for assessing basic preservation properties.

A report presenting the preliminary findings of its Phase 1 investigation of preservation monitoring suggests that there is an opportunity to use PREMIS preservation metadata as an evidence base to support a threat assessment exercise based on the Simple Property-Oriented Threat (SPOT) model.

Phase 2 of the Preservation Health Check Pilot will extend the logic diagrams to other SPOT properties developed in Phase 1 and test them against a data set of “real-world” preservation metadata provided by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

The full report and further information about the project is available at: http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2014/oclcresearch-preservation-health-check-2014.html