Digital Repository Services Digital Preservation Policy

The Dark Blue, Deep Blue, Digital Collections, and Fulcrum digital repository services comprise the Digital Repository Services Steering Committee (DRSSC) of the U-M Library.

The DRSSC has authored this policy to cover content locally hosted in the digital repository services we manage. In the interest of transparency and trustworthiness, this policy summarizes the decisions and commitments Dark Blue, Deep Blue, Digital Collections, and Fulcrum digital repository services have made and anticipates the decisions we will have to make in the future.

Durability is among our core values, and the foundation of that durability lies in our commitment to the preservation of the content we provide access to. Our goal is to make access through our digital repository services synonymous with adding it to the durable record of scholarship; there is no preservation without access, and there is no access without preservation.

This policy expresses that commitment by answering the questions: “What can a future researcher or scholar expect to encounter in one of U-M Library’s digital repository services? How do we faithfully represent today’s content in the future?”

U-M Library Digital Repository Services Digital Preservation Policy (PDF)

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