The nestor Catalogue of Criteria for Trusted Digital Repository Evaluation and Certification


  • Susanne Dobratz Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Astrid Schoger Bavarian State Library
  • Stefan Strathmann Göttingen State and University Library


This paper describes the general approach nestor – the German “Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources” has taken in order to design a catalogue of criteria for trusted digital repositories used for long-term preservation issues. Further developments are intended to led to the implementation of evaluation schemas and a formal certification process for trusted digital repositories.

Author Biographies

Susanne Dobratz, Humboldt-University Berlin

University Library

Astrid Schoger, Bavarian State Library

Digital Library