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The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) faced specific challenges relating to very long-term digital preservation of records, and existing maturity models were not adequate to their requirements. In response to this, through a collaboration between the NDA and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the Rapid Assessment Model (RAM) was developed. The DPC is a membership organization based in the UK (but with an international outlook). RAM is a maturity model for digital preservation that is quick and easy to use and is firmly based on existing digital preservation good practice. It is applicable to any organisation with a need to look after digital information for the long term and allows organisations to establish where they are now and set goals for moving forward in digital preservation.

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  • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA): is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Engery & Industrial Strategy, supported by 5 agencies and public bodies. Its purpose is to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost-effectively with care for people and the environment. More information can be found here: NDA
    Speaker: Martin Robb, National Programme Manager Information Governance

  • Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives in Wick, Scotland: Opened in 2017 to manage the nuclear industry's records. More information can be found here: 
    Nucleus speaker: Gordon Reid, Nuclear archivist.

  • Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a membership organisation whose purpose is to secure digital legacy. It enables its members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets and raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. It achieves these aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance. More information can be found here:
    DPC speaker: Jenny Mitcham, Head of Good Practice and Standards and responsible for developing RAM.




The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Rapid Assessment Model

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Rapid Assessment Model

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