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 has recently created a Preservation Strategic Framework and a Trustworthy Digital Repository Policy (linked below in Resources). Please consult them for detailed information on what digital materials we preserve and how we ensure their preservation.
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.