Policies define responsibilities and accountabilities of units and individuals, address access restrictions and privileges, and help protect the security of government records. Policies should make clear the priorities and limitations of your archival institution’s mission to stakeholders.
A digital preservation policy sometimes takes the form of a framework document which lays out key policy elements. One proven approach is to work on one element at a time until the entire framework is built out.
Existing guidance documents that address specific aspects or activities of government records such as retention, transfer, accession, description, and preservation are all good places to get started.