This page presents CTDA policies in summary view for quick reference. For the full CTDA policies see: CTDA Policies (Link)
- The CTDA is open to all educational, cultural, and memory institutions, as well as informal groups and individuals that have made a commitment to preservation and access of their historical collections.
- Members sign an MOU with the CTDA pledging to follow the Policies and the Code of Conduct.
- Each member receives a minimum amount of preservation storage services at no cost. That minimum amount may change, but will never be lowered.
- Members may purchase additional preservation storage services at rates set each January by the CTDA, either by yearly subscription or Pay Once Store Forever.
- All digital content deposited within the CTDA remains the property of the depositor.
- The CTDA and its participants encourage the deposit of digital materials within the CTDA to be openly available to the public whenever possible
- CTDA membersand contributors are responsible for adhering to the copyright policies of their organizations, which includes adherence to United States federal copyright law.
- The CTDA works within evolving “best practices” to be responsible stewards and will work to preserve the metadata and supported digital and media objects.
- The CTDA commits to preservation of source primary content data streams at the bit stream level
- The CTDA commits to preservation of standards-based core metadata in an interoperable format for all objects
- CTDA follows the Open Archives Information System (OAIS) framework for digital asset preservation and repository construction.