Recently at the iPRES 2014 conference in Melbourne I gave a presentation on the SCAPE Preservation Policies. Not only I explained the SCAPE Preservation Policy Model , but I also summarized my findings after analysing 40 real life preservation policies. You can read the detailed information in my article (to be published soon). Basically I think that organisations not seldom overstretch themselves in formulating preservation policies that are not in line with their maturity. And I propose to extend the SCAPE Catalogue of Preservation Policy Elements with information indicating in which maturity level this policy element is relevant. The 5 levels are based on the Maturity Model of C. Dollar and L. Ashley.
The SCAPE project is finished, and that is why I can use your input. The current wiki on the Open Preservation Foundation will be open to OPF account holders and you will be able to help by adding this maturity level to the preservation policies. This way it will reflect a collaborative view, rather than my own opinion.
Currently the OPF website is undergoing some changes, but when this is finished, I’ll remind you!