US InterPARES Team
  The official website of the United States InterPARES Project Team.

The Preservation of the Integrity of Electronic Records (UBC Project)
  Using the principles of archival science and diplomatics as a foundation, the "UBC Project" defined the requirements for creating, handling and preserving reliable and authentic electronic records in active recordkeeping systems. As its second phase, the InterPARES Project will apply the diplomatic and modeling methodology of the UBC Project to develop the theoretical and methodological knowledge required for the preservation of the integrity of inactive records created in electronic systems.

Electronic Resource and Preservation Access Network (ERPANET)
  The European Commission funded ERPANET Project will establish an expandable European Consortium, which will make viable and visible information, best practice and skills development in the area of digital preservation of cultural heritage and scientific objects. ERPANET will bring together memory organisations (museums, libraries and archives), ICT and software industry, research institutions, government organisations (including local ones), entertainment and creative industries, and commercial sectors (including for example pharmaceuticals, petro-chemical, and financial). The dominant feature of ERPANET will be the provision of a virtual clearinghouse and knowledge-base on state-of-the-art developments in digital preservation and the transfer of that expertise among individuals and institutions.

The DAVID Project
  The first research project in Belgium about digital durability in a governmental environment.

Create Once, Use Many Times - The Clever Use of Metadata in eGovernment and eBusiness Processes In Networked Environments
  Recordkeeping professionals now recognise the value of metadata as a tool for ensuring reliable recordkeeping in electronic environments, particularly in eBusiness and eGovernment. However, the implementation of recordkeeping metadata standards is proving to be problematic: tools for automatic metadata creation are inadequate, and current systems environments generally do not support the sharing of metadata between business systems for multiple purposes. This research project will develop a proof of concept prototype to demonstrate how standards-compliant metadata can be created once in particular application environments, then used many times to meet a range of business purposes. The prototype will be implemented in a test-bed site to provide a model for best practice.

  The MetaMap is a pedagogical graphic which takes the form of a subway map. Its aim is to help the information science community understand metadata standards, sets, and initiatives of interest in this area.

  The DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries is committed to the promotion of digital library research and development in Europe. DELOS is an initiative funded by the European Commission's Information Society Technologies’ 5th Framework Programme (IST-FP5). Among its many objectives, DELOS seeks to provide a forum where researchers, practitioners, and representatives of interested application communities and industries can exchange ideas and experiences, train young researchers in the digital libraries field; contribute towards defining a European Union research policy in the digital libraries domain and promote international cooperation in the digital libraries research domain.

Metadata and Archival Description Registry and Analysis System (MADRAS)
  MADRAS is being developed by the Description Cross Domain Group. The goals of the group are to write guidelines for the development of standards for the intellectual control of the records from the moment of their creation throughout their appraisal and preservation, including standards directed to the records creators and standards directed to records preservers.

InterPARES 2 Symposium, Victoria, British Columbia
  This InterPARES 2 Symposium, held Friday, February 23, 2007, at the University of Victoria, presented the findings of the InterPARES 2 Project to an audience of archivists, records managers, librarians and other information specialists from across Canada. The event was co-sponsored by the British Columbia Corporate Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer, BC Government, University of Victoria Libraries, and the InterPARES 2 Project.

Memory of the World Programme
  A UNESCO programme for the preservation and dissemination of valuable archive holdings and library collections worldwide.

Long-Term Records Management (LongRec) Project
  A joint-Industry project in Norway aimed at developing strategies for the long-term preservation of reliable and trustworthy digital documents, with an emphasis on the preservation of their semantic information and context for efficient long-term retrieval, use and understanding.

Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS)
  The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) has been developed by Public Record Office Victoria [Australia] to help Victorian government agencies manage, store and access their electronic records, and to ensure that Victoria’s key electronic information will be identified, preserved and accessible in the future, regardless of how it was created.

CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives (Cedars)
  Cedars began in April 1998 and will end in March 2002. Its broad objective is to explore digital preservation issues. These range through acquiring digital objects, their long-term retention, sufficient description, and eventual access.

Creative Archiving at Michigan & Leeds: Emulating the Old on the New (CAMiLEON)
  The CAMiLEON Project is developing and evaluating a range of technical strategies for the long term preservation of digital materials. User evaluation studies and a preservation cost analysis are providing answers as to when and where these strategies will be used. The project is a joint undertaking between the Universities of Michigan (USA) and Leeds (UK) and is funded by JISC and NSF.

Preserving the Records of the E-Legislature (Minnesota Historical Society)
  In April 2005, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, and the Legislative Reference Library launched a project to explore and test the technologies available to preserve the electronic records of the Minnesota legislature. The project is funded by a grant of $264,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an agency of the federal government. The partners will receive technological help and services from the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and staff from the California State Archives, State Library, and Legislative Counsel will evaluate the project for adoption in their state.

Significant Properties (InSPECT) project (Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS))
  The InSPECT (Investigating the Significant Properties of Electronic Content Over Time) project was funded by JISC between March 2007 and March 2009 under the Repositories and Preservation programme. It was led by the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) Executive until its demise in March 2008, and then by the Centre for e-Research (CeRch) at Kings College London. CeRch was assisted by project partners at The National Archives (TNA).

The InSPECT project utilised design methods to identify the functions performed by an Object in its current manifestation and evaluate if they are required by other stakeholders. It adapted the Function-Behaviour-Structure (FBS) framework, a framework developed by John Gero to assist engineers and designers with the process of creating and re-engineering systems. By considering the purpose of the object in conjunction with the stakeholder that uses it, an auditor may determine the functionality and, by extension the properties, that are necessary to maintain over time. By focussing upon the properties that are essential, the institution may adopt a preservation strategy that is faster, simpler to perform and less costly than alternative strategies that maintain all elements of the object.

Institutional Records Management and E-mail (Loughborough University)
  This was a project funded by JISC under the Supporting Institutional Records Management programme.

The business of H.E. / F.E. institutions is increasingly transacted by e-mail, and the management and preservation of stored e-mail is an important part of an institution's records management process. This project is a case study of practices at Loughborough with outcomes expected to be widely applicable elsewhere. It has developed policies for retention and disposal of e-mail, examined current and possible practices for dealing with e-mail at a corporate, department, or group level rather than a personal level, and evaluated various technical options for archiving e-mail in line with the policies and legal requirements.

The project ran from May to October 2003.

Managing the Digital University Desktop (MDUD)
  This was a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant funded project to study computer file management practices in academic units and administrative offices at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), across the 16-campus UNC System, and at Duke University.

Co-operative Development of a Long-Term Digital Information Archives (KOPAL)
  This German project involves the co-operative development of a long-term digital information archive by the German National Library, Göttingen State and University Library, Society for Scientific Data Processing mbH Göttingen (GWDG) and IBM Germany.

Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval (CASPAR)
  CASPAR is an Integrated Project co-financed by the European Union within the Sixth Framework Programme (Priority IST-2005-2.5.10, "Access to and preservation of cultural and scientific resources").

CASPAR intends to:
  • Implement, extend, and validate the OAIS reference model (ISO:14721:2003)
  • Enhance the techniques for capturing Representation Information and other preservation related information for content objects.
  • Design virtualisation services supporting long term digital resource preservation, despite changes in the underlying computing (hardware and software) and storage systems, and the Designated Communities.
  • Integrate digital rights management, authentication, and accreditation as standard features of CASPAR.
  • Research more sophisticated access to and use of preserved digital resources including intuitive query and browsing mechanisms.
  • Develop case studies to validate the CASPAR approach to digital resource preservation across different user communities and assess the conditions for a successful replication.
  • Actively contribute to the relevant standardisation activities in areas addressed by CASPAR.
  • Raise awareness about the critical importance of digital preservation among the relevant user-communities and facilitate the emergence of a more diverse offer of systems and services for preservation of digital resources.

Repository for Preservation of Authentic Digital Records (RODA)

SHERPA DP Project (JISC Digital Preservation and Asset Management)

preservation Eprint SERVices (PRESERV)

Portico (JSTOR)

Exploring Collaborations to Harness Objects in a Digital Environment for Preservation (ECHO DEPository)

Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Science (Data-PASS)

Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services (PLANETS)

The Long-Term Preservation Metadata for Electronic Resources (LMER)

Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project (CRKM)

Hybrid Archives Project

Service-Oriented Architecture for Preservation and Ingest of digital objects (SOAPI) project

Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)

Effective Strategic model for the Preservation and Disposal of Institutional Digital Assets (ESPIDA)

Life-Cycle Information for E-Literature (LIFE) project

Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC)

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

British Columbia Corporate Information Management Branch (CIMB)

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)

DOCAM Research Alliance (Langlois Foundation)

Electronic Records Archives (ERA)

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The University of British Columbia

Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Royal British Columbia Museum (including the BC Archives)

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SSC)

Centre for the Investigation of Financial Electronic Records (CiFER)

Associazione Nazionale Archivistica Italiana (ANAI)

The National Archive of the United Kingdom

The National Archives of Ireland

The National Archives of South Africa

International Records Management Trust

Hacettepe Üniversitesi

Arquivo Nacional

Associació d'Arxivers de Catalunya



La Sociedad Colombiana de archivistas

Universiti Teknologi MARA

Amministrazione Archivistica

Fedora and the Preservation of University Records (Tufts and Yale Universities)

Eine Kleine Enzyklopädie der Digitalen Langzeitarchivierung [A Small Encyclopedia of Digital Long-term Archiving]

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Digital Preservation Project (Yale University)

Digital archiving in Flemish institutions and administrations (DAVID)

Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS)

An Effective Strategic model for the Preservation and Disposal of Institutional Digital Assets (ESPIDA) (University of Glasgow)

Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA): Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (PASTD)

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