Identifying Threats to Successful Digital Preservation, the SPOT Model for Risk Assessment

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Identifying Threats to Successful Digital Preservation, the SPOT Model for Risk Assessment

This article provides an outcome based model for identifying risks in digital records that can be used in digital preservation. The proposed Simple Property-Oriented Threat (SPOT) Model for Risk Assessment,  defines six essential properties of successful digital preservation and identifies a limited set of threats which, if manifested, would seriously diminish the ability of a repository to achieve these properties. The authors demonstrate that the SPOT Model possesses the attributes of conceptual clarity, balanced granularity, comprehensiveness and simplicity, and provide examples of practical uses of the model and suggestions for future work.


D-Lib Magazine

September/October 2012

Risk Management

March 14, 2018


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