Academic Preservation Trust Succession Policy, Version 1.0

Authors:Daigle, Bradley, University of Virginia LibraryUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon, Robert, University of Virginia LibraryUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon

This policy applies to all tangible assets owned or managed by the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust), should any exist. It also applies to digital content owned and/or collected by Depositors but technically managed by AP Trust in its preservation storage environments. Succession protocols differ for these two types of assets.

This Policy establishes a plan for orderly dissolution of the organization and for disposition of assets and of deposited digital content, should those steps ever prove necessary. It also describes how the Governing Board may oversee an orderly transition to another host entity for the operations and management of APTrust if the University of Virginia cannot continue in that role. The document includes a description of how a Depositor may voluntarily assume direct technical management of its digital content in a third-party provider’s system that APTrust has previously used for the content.

Succession policy, Digital Preservation, Digital Stewardship, Governance Policies
Source Citation:

Academic Preservation Trust. Succession Policy, Version 1.0, University of Virginia: Charlottesville, VA. 2018

University of Virginia / Academic Preservation Trust
Published Date:
April 2018
Sponsoring Agency:
University of Virginia