|dc.description.abstract||The Digital Curation Centre is committed to advancing knowledge in digital
preservation. As digital preservation is a young discipline many of its methods are
untested. The testbed methodology developed by DCC researchers will allow
practitioners to validate preservation approaches, thereby ensuring digital assets
remain usable well into the future.
The DCC methodology builds on existing work. It complements the Dutch, DELOS
and Planets testbed methodologies by extending evaluation to consider use cases.
Curation activities cannot be evaluated independent of context. To truly understand
the usefulness of different preservation approaches we must consider more than
simply the technical verisimilitude. Performing validation against user needs to ensure
required functionality is not lost as opposed to simply comparing the bits, will provide
a more accurate evaluation of the success of different approaches.||en