CRKN is certified as a Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR), a reliable and integrated digital preservation system in which deposited content can be identified, collected, managed, and kept secure over time. The TDR provides a permanent capability to preserve the documentary heritage digitized through CRKN projects, as well as content already digitized or born-digital, and content received from members, partners, and stakeholders.
CRKN is committed to providing members and stakeholders with enduring access to the Canadiana collections and to the long-term preservation of all the images and metadata of which they are comprised. This includes ensuring that content continues to be accessible as file formats, application platforms, and other technologies evolve over time, while ensuring the integrity of the original digital formats.
For material deposited in the TDR by a partner, CRKN is committed to the long-term preservation of that content, including all accompanying metadata, in the same format provided, such that the client can always be assured of being able to retrieve exactly what was deposited. CRKN commits to applying the same standards and practices for ensuring long-term preservation and access as it does for its own content, and to providing online access in a manner consistent with the client’s requirements.
The following public documentation describes our standards and practices for digitization, ingest and TDR preservation. Please note that as part of the merger between Canadiana.org and CRKN, the following documentation is undergoing revision.