This Document is the final version of the SHAMAN Reference Architecture, updated with findings from the 4th year of the project.
The SHAMAN Reference Architecture is an Enterprise Architecture-based approach that enables the accommodation of digital preservation concerns in the overall architecture of an organisation. For that, a capability-based model of preservation based on established digital preservation key references and best-practices from related fields was derived from research on the stakeholders of the domain, their concerns, goals, and influencers (drivers and constraints). The result is a general understanding of the domain, providing a multidimensional view on the concepts covered on these key references. The approach taken with this reference architecture enables the transfer of DP know-how into a non-traditional repository-based DP scenario, since it is itself agnostic to concrete scenarios. In other words, this capability-based approach can deliver value to organizations in which the preservation of contents is not a main business requirement, but required to enable actual delivery of value in the primary business