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The DLM Forum has signed a contract for development of MoReq2010, a new and simpler version of MoReq.  This is a hugely signifcant event for MoReq.  We'll post details here as soon as we get a usable press release.  Why not subscribe to our RSS feed feed-image to be notified automatically?

The DLM Forum today published an invitation for consultants and others to tender for the next stage in the evolution of MoReq. The work required is to make improvements to MoReq in a number of areas, in response to market pressures. This is an extremely significant step and positive step for the DLM Forum, and it follows agreement of the MoReq Roadmap at the DLM Forum meeting in Härnösand (Sweden) in November.  The closing date for responses is 18th January. You can download a copy of the invitation to to tender from the DLM Forum's website.

At its conference in Athens (Greece) in November 2009, EMC committed to work towards MoReq2 certification for its product Documentum.  A page of our Press and Web section is dedicated to this announcement.

The first MoReq2 certified electronic records management product was announced at DMS Expo in Cologne (Germany) today.  Fabasoft, headquartered in Linz, Austria, becomes the first holder of a MoReq2 compliance certificate.  Fabasoft Folio was certified for the mandatory "core" module and for six optional modules. This is an important landmark for the evolution of electronic records management systems (ERMS).  From now on, ERMS specifiers can require MoReq2 compliance in the confident knowledge that it is realistic; and ERMS vendors can press on with their compliance products knowing that it is achievable.  This will lead to much better ERMS projects and more successful implementations. For full details of the announcement click here.  A page of our Press and Web section is dedicated to this announcement.


The DLM Forum has now agreed a regime for the independent testing of electronic records management software (ERM or EDRM systems) for MoReq2 compliance.  The testing will be carried out by imbus AG, the company that wrote the MoReq2 testing framework; and it will be overseen by the DLM Forum's MoReq Governance Board.  For more details, please contact us or get in touch directly with imbus.

digccurr2009Proceedings of the Digital Curation Curriculum 2009 conference (DigCCurr, rather helpfully pronounced dij-seeker) have now been published.  Available as a free download or as a properly bound 209-page volume, you can obtain a copy by clicking here.  The DigCCurr project is an important cross-institutional initiative that addresses digital preservation and related issues in the USA, with a worldwide perspective.  Its 2009 conference  was a major event, held at the University of North Carolina, with nearly 300 delegates.  The proceedings include papers by leading practitioners from around the world.  Subjects covered include education for digital curation, record keeping, metadata, tools, and much more.  Inforesight's paper on MoReq2 digital preservation features starts on page 37, and a copy is on our Papers page.