So I’m just starting down the DRAMBORA road for repository risk assessment. I’ve downloaded the toolkit from the website (including a 221 page document that nearly undid our printer) and arranged it neatly in a folder. It looks quite daunting at first glance. The website doesn’t offer any warm and fuzzy assistance – just a link to email or complete a form for feedback. I’ve emailed one of the authors of the toolkit, and also sent off a query to the feedback email asking whether there’s likely to be any further training offered for DRAMBORA users. So far no response.
Therefore I’m tackling it the old fashioned way – nobbling a UKOLN bod (thanks Michael) for a coffee tomorrow afternoon in the hope he can shed some light on the process involved using little words and big sweeping gestures.
The thing I’m concerned about is whether this toolkit is at the stage that it can be used by institutions – it says ‘draft’ on the toolkit I’ve downloaded. Page 96 mentions an interactive webpage to produce the audit report – when it becomes available. There’s no immediate sign of this on the Drambora website. To this end, I’ve just rung the DCC helpdesk, and been advised to put my query in an email and send to them. Have done this – fingers crossed.
*(Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk Assessment)