1. What should a digital preservation policy include?

A digital preservation policy should join digital preservation to the business outcomes of the organisation.

In particular it should:

  • allocate responsibility and ownership of the policy to a senior role within the organisation (i.e. a director or head of service)
  • direct what procedures should be followed and reference any internal guidance / other policies to be followed
  • align the digital preservation policy with other relevant policies including record management, freedom of information and data protection, information security and the preservation policy for analogue records
  • support the digital preservation strategy and over-arching system of governance

Where can I learn more?

See 'Where can I learn more?' in question 1 of 'Understanding'.