Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model© (DPCMM)

The Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model© (DPCMM) is a tool that can be used to by information, records and archives management practitioners to conduct a gap analysis of your organization’s current capabilities to preserve and provide access to long-term electronic records and to delineate a multi-year roadmap of incremental improvements. The DPCMM, which is described in some detail in this document, draws upon functions and preservation services identified in ISO 14721, Open Archival Information Systems (“OAIS”), as well as attributes specified in ISO 16363, Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Repositories.  It is important to note that the DPCMM is not a "one size fits all" approach to ensuring long-term access to authentic digital records.  Rather, it is a flexible approach that can be adapted to an organization’s specific requirements and resources.  

Download the DPCMM white paper which includes a case study of our work with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and their State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI).

Download "Building the Business Case Using the Digital Preservation Capability Maturity Model," presented at the 2014 International Council on Archives Conference in Girona, Spain, on 10-15-2014.

Download DCPMM Background and Performance Metrics v2.7 - published July 2015

NEW!  2015 DPCMM Year in Review


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