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In preparing for a thing on digital preservation last week, I tried to put together a list of all the great resources that are available from past and present research projects. That was surprisingly difficult to do! But I thought if I found it useful, others might too.

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Its not only not guaranteed to be comprehensive, its almost sure to be not comprehensive. Let me know what is missing!

barbara

(not guaranteed to be comprehensive!)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FUNDING FROM 2002

Project Name Project Topic Dates website
CEDARS CURL (Consortium of University Research Libraries) Exemplars in Digital Archives 1998-2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20041011141405/http://www.curl.ac.uk/projects/cedars.html
ERPANET Electronic Resource Preservation and Network 2002-2004 http://www.erpanet.org/
CASPAR Cultural Artistic and Scientific Knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval 2005-2009 http://www.casparpreserves.eu/caspar-project.html
Digital Preservation Testbed Dutch National Archives initiative as part of PLANETS 2006-2010
PLANETS Preservation and Long Term Access through Networked Service 2006-2010 http://www.planets-project.eu/
OPEN PLANETS FOUNDATION Successor to Planets 2010-2014 http://openpreservation.org/
OPEN PRESERVATION FOUNDATION Successor to Open Planets Foundation 2014- http://openpreservation.org/
SCAPE Scaleable Preservation Environments 2010-2014 http://www.scape-project.eu/
KEEP Keeping Emulation Environments Portable 2009-2012 http://www.keep-project.eu/ezpub2/index.php
TIMBUS Timeless Business Processes and Services 2010-2014 http://timbusproject.net/
Wf4ever challenges associated to the preservation of scientific experiments in data-intensive science 2010-2014 http://www.wf4ever-project.org/
4C Collaboration to clarify the costs of curation 2012-2014 http://4cproject.eu/
AQuA Automating Quality Assurance(datasets, training) 2011 http://openpreservation.org/about/projects/aqua/
E-ARK (European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation) ongoing http://www.eark-project.com/about
PERICLES Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics ongoing http://pericles-project.eu/
FORGET IT combines three new concepts to ease the adoption of preservation in the personal and organizational context ongoing http://www.forgetit-project.eu/

 

 

UK specific – mainly JISC funded

Project Name Project Topic Dates website
CEDARS CURL (Consortium of University Research Libraries) Exemplars in Digital Archives(metadata) 1998-2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20041011141405/http://www.curl.ac.uk/projects/cedars.html
PARADIGM Personal Archives Accessible in Digital Media 2007-2008 http://www.paradigm.ac.uk/index.html
SCARP Sharing Curation and Reuse 2007-2009
INSPECT Investigating Significant Properties of Electronic Documents 2007-2009 http://www.significantproperties.org.uk/
SPRUCE Sustainable Preservation using Community Engagement 2011-2013 http://openpreservation.org/about/projects/spruce/

 

Germany

Project Name Project Topic Dates website
University of FreibergBwFLA Emulation as a Service ongoing http://bw-fla.uni-freiburg.de/
NESTOR German Competence Network for digital preservation ongoing http://www.langzeitarchivierung.de/Subsites/nestor/EN/Home/home_node.html

 

US: (less research projects per se, more institutional initiatives or leaders)

Project Name Project Topic Dates website
Library of Congress Digital Preservation Digitalpreservation.gov
NIIPP National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/index.php
NDSA National Digital Stewardship Alliance http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/
CLIR Council on Library and Information Resources http://www.clir.org/
National Archives and Records Administration Alliance with San Diego Supercomputer Centre 2006 (research on grids)SDCC went to University of North Carolina….
PoWRR Preserving Digital Objects with restricted resources(workshops, training) 2012-2016 http://digitalpowrr.niu.edu/

 

About the author:

Barbara Reed is a Director of Recordkeeping Innovation. She has been involved in digital preservation with a recordkeeping perspective.