The credibility of a grey literature digital repository can be supported by a specialized
audit. An audit of credibility declares that the digital repository is not only a safe place for
storage, providing access and migrating to new versions of document formats, it also
asserts the care components required of a digital repository environment, including the
mandate, typology, policy, team, etc. This audit is very important in showcasing to
participants and users the quality and safety of the data process.
This paper will present DRAMBORA (Digital Repository Audit Method Based on Risk
Assessment), a methodology and tool for auditing a trustworthy digital repository of grey
literature. DRAMBORA is an online instrument which helps organizations develop
documentation and identify the risks of a digital repository. DRAMBORA is accessible from
http://www.repositoryaudit.eu. The paper will also summarize prevailing advantages and
disadvantages of DRAMBORA.
The second part of this paper will describe the audit of the National Repository of Grey
Literature (NRGL) as a trustworthy digital repository using DRAMBORA as part of creating
a digital repository of grey literature in the National Technical Library (NTK). The most
important outcome of the audit was represented by the identified risks connected to the
repository and potentially endangering its operation, quality, image, and other features.
The main principle of the DRAMBORA audit and, at the same time, its main contribution, is
its iteration (i.e. its repetition after a certain time period in new conditions when the
original risks are reassessed; the measurements adopted for solution are assessed and
new risks are identified).
Introduction: Audit for Trustworthy