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PROTAGE

Project reference: 216746
Funded under

PReservation Organizations using Tools in AGent Environments

From 2007-11-01 to 2010-10-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 2 682 497

EU contribution:

EUR 1 970 457

Coordinated in:

Sweden

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

PROTAGE addressed the challenges related to the preservation of digital resources of increasing volume and heterogeneity. The solution proposed was to develop tools allowing for more efficiency and self-reliance of preservation processes.
For this purpuse, PROTAGE researchers explored the value of a promising technology - software agents - for the automation of digital preservation processes. Based on the latest research on digital preservation strategies and on autonomous systems, the project has built and validated flexible and extensible software agents for long-term digital preservation and access that can cooperate with and be integrated in existing and new preservation systems to support various aspects of the digital preservation workflow such as the submission / ingestion of digital material, monitoring of preservation systems and transfer between repositories.

Tools developed by the PROTAGE project will:

  • enable content producers to create and publish in a preservation-compatible manner,
  • provide digital repositories with means of further automating the preservation processes,
  • facilitate seamless interoperation between content providers, libraries and archives, and end-users throughout Europe.

Targeted end users are curators and digital content creators, including individuals managing their own digital collections. PROTAGE has used archive and library materials from the project partners for initial system and user tests and material from external stakeholders for further validation. The Swedish Centre of Competence for Long-term Preservation ensures the availability of results to a wider community of memory institutions. The industrial partners have the possibility to use the research results to develop commercial solutions.

 

Objective

The aim of the project is to investigate and initiate complementary new approaches to digital preservation. <br/>The rapidly growing volume of digital information is causing data transfer from active IT systems to digital repositories at an increasing pace. This makes it necessary to find new levels of automation and self-reliance in preservation solutions. The diversity in sizes and complexity among new digital resources imply that the repository systems must be highly adaptable to various types of input, storage and access. <br/>The PROTAGE solution is to link digital objects to long-term digital preservation processes by using agent-based software technology. Based on the latest research on digital preservation strategies and on autonomous systems, the PROTAGE project will build and validate flexible and extensible software agents for long-term digital preservation and access that can cooperate with and be integrated in existing and new preservation systems. Intended application areas for prototypes produced by the PROTAGE project cover submission of digital material as well as monitoring of preservation systems and transfer between repositories.<br/>Tools developed by the PROTAGE project will:<br/>- allow content producers to create and publish in a preservation-compatible manner,<br/>- provide digital repositories with means of further automating the preservation processes,<br/>- facilitate seamless interoperation between content providers, libraries and archives, and end-users throughout Europe.<br/>Targeted end users are curators and digital content creators including individuals managing their own digital collections.<br/>PROTAGE will use archive and library materials from the project partners for system and user tests and external stakeholders in further validation. The Swedish Centre of Competence for Long-term Preservation will ensure availability of results to a wider community of memory institutions. The industrial partners will use the results to develop commercial solutions.

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Coordinator

RIKSARKIVET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 439 340


Fyrverkarbacken 13
102 29 Stockholm
Sweden
Administrative contact: Börje Justrell
Tel.: +46 8 7376388
Fax: +46 8 7376474
E-mail

Participants

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 270 058


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49-89-12052713
Fax: +49-89-12057534
E-mail
RAHVUSARHIIV
Estonia

EU contribution: EUR 226 960


LIIVI 4
50409 TARTU
Estonia
Administrative contact: Kuldar Aas
Tel.: +372 7387543
Fax: +372 7387510
E-mail
EASY INNOVA S.L.
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 270 310


AVENIDA LLUIS SANTALO S/N
17071 GIRONA
Spain
Administrative contact: Josep Lluis de la Rosa
Tel.: +34 972418 854
Fax: +34 972 418 826
E-mail
EXACT LEARNING SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 254 289


VIALE GRAMSCI
50121 FIRENZE
Italy
Administrative contact: Roberto Vaccaro
Tel.: +39018542123
Fax: +39018543347
E-mail
GIUNTI LABS SRL
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


VIA BOLOGNESE 165
50139 FIRENZE
Italy
Administrative contact: ROBERTO VACCARO
Tel.: +39 0185 42123
Fax: +39 0185 43347
E-mail
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 302 900


971 87 LULEA
Sweden
Administrative contact: Jan Marcusson
Tel.: +46 920 493 075
Fax: +46 920 492 250
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 206 600


RICHMOND ROAD
BD7 1DP BRADFORD
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Sheila FRY
Tel.: 44 1274 233127
Fax: 44 1274 235970
E-mail
Record Number: 85354 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01