Restoring Trust Relationships within the Framework of Collaborative Digital Preservation Federations


  • Robert H. McDonald
  • Tyler O. Walters


The authors extend their process for creating and establishing trust relationships to include steps for restoring trust relationships after catastrophic events. Part of this model will include best practices for business continuity relationships and will integrate trust models from Holland and Lockett (1998) and Ring and Van de Ven (1994) and how they can be applied to a process for trust restoration after periods of disaster or critical data loss. These models provide key frameworks for understanding how trust can be utilized for collaborative start points as well as for collaborative recovery points from physical natural disaster or critical data loss. Additionally, the authors will present findings from an audience poll conducted on May 15, 2009 during the presentation of this topic at the 4th International Conference on Open Repositories with additional conclusions and commentary.