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SCAPE

Project reference: 270137
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Scalable Preservation Environments [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2011-02-01 to 2014-09-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 12 092 492

EU contribution:

EUR 9 177 833

Coordinated in:

Austria

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

This project will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation through scalable preservation actions; automated, quality-assured workflows; and a policy-based planning and watch system

The SCAPE project will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system.

These concrete project results will be validated within three large-scale testbeds from diverse application areas: Digital Repositories from the library community, Web Content from the web archiving community, and Research Data Sets from the scientific community. Each Testbed has been selected because it highlights unique challenges. SCAPE will develop scalable services for planning and execution of institutional preservation strategies on an open source platform that orchestrates semi-automated workflows for large-scale, heterogeneous collections of complex digital objects. These services will be able to

  • Identify requirements for preserving all or parts of a repository through characterisation and trend analysis
  • Define responses to those needs using formal descriptions of preservation policies and preservation plans
  • Allow a high degree of automation, virtualization of tools, and scalable processing
  • Monitor the quality of preservation processes.

The SCAPE consortium brings together experts from memory institutions, data centres, research labs, universities, and industrial firms in order to research and develop scalable preservation systems that can be practically deployed within the project lifetime. SCAPE is dedicated toward producing open source software solutions available to the entire digital preservation community. The project results will be curated and further exploited by the newly founded Open Planets Foundation. Project results will also be exploited by an SME and research institutions within the consortium catering to the preservation community and by two industrial IT partners.

Objective

The SCAPE project will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system. These concrete project results will be validated within three large-scale Testbeds from diverse application areas: Digital Repositories from the library community, Web Content from the web archiving community, and Research Data Sets from the scientific community. Each Testbed has been selected because it highlights unique challenges.SCAPE will develop scalable services for planning and execution of institutional preservation strategies on an open source platform that orchestrates semi-automated workflows for large-scale, heterogeneous collections of complex digital objects. These services will be able to:* Identify requirements for preserving all or parts of a repository through characterisation and trend analysis;* Define responses to those needs using formal descriptions of preservation policies and preservation plans;* Allow a high degree of automation, virtualization of tools, and scalable processing;* Monitor the quality of preservation processes.The SCAPE consortium brings together experts from memory institutions, data centres, research labs, universities, and industrial firms in order to research and develop scalable preservation systems that can be practically deployed within the project lifetime.Through a project extension in the final year, SCAPE will broaden its scope with respect to the utilized deployment models and infrastructures available to the project. New activities include the development of new scientific use-cases, advanced preservation services, and installations of the SCAPE environment in high performance computing (HPC) data centers. These use cases will further demonstrate the generic nature of the SCAPE approach and its applicability in the new Data Center Testbed.SCAPE is dedicated toward producing open source software solutions available to the entire digital preservation community. The project results will be curated and further exploited by the newly founded Open Planets Foundation. Project results will also be exploited by an SME and research institutions within the consortium catering to the preservation community and by two industrial IT partners.

Related information

Open Access

Coordinator contact

Ross KING
Tel.: +436648251045
Fax: +43 50550 4150
E-mail

Coordinator

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Austria
Forschungszentrum 1
Seibersdorf, Austria
Administrative contact: Felix Schröpfer
Tel.: +43 50550 2069
Fax: +43 50550 2097
E-mail

Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
KARLSPLATZ
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Andreas Rauber
Tel.: +43 1 58801 18826
Fax: +43 1 58801 18899
E-mail
OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Austria
JOSEFSPLATZ 1
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Max Kaiser
Tel.: +43 1 53410370
Fax: +43 1 53410681
E-mail
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czech Republic
ANTONINSKA
BRNO, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Pavel Smrz
Tel.: +420 541141282
E-mail
FACHINFORMATIONSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICH-TECHNISCHE INFORMATION GMBH
Germany
HERMANN VON HELMHOLTZ PLATZ
EGGENSTEIN LEOPOLDSHAFEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Leni Helmes
Tel.: +49 7247 808408
Fax: +49 7247 808133
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
STRASSE DES 17 JUNI
BERLIN, Germany
Administrative contact: Simone Ludwig
Tel.: +49 30 314 21371
Fax: +49 30 314 21689
E-mail
STATSBIBLIOTEKET
Denmark
VICTOR ALBECKS VEJ
ARHUS C, Denmark
Administrative contact: Bjarne Andersen
Tel.: +45 89462165
E-mail
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
Place Jussieu
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Stéphanie ROSSARD
Tel.: +33 1 44279712
Fax: +33 1 44277484
E-mail
EX LIBRIS LTD.
Israel
MALCHA TECHNOLOGICAL PARK
JERUSALEM, Israel
Administrative contact: David Beychok
Tel.: +972 2 649 9220
Fax: +972 2 679 8634
E-mail
STICHTING INTERNET MEMORY FOUNDATION
Netherlands
KEIZERSGRACHT
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Administrative contact: NATHALIE PISCHON
Tel.: +33954878293
Fax: +33959878293
E-mail
KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK
Netherlands
PRINS WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF 5
DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Hildelies Balk
Tel.: +31 70 314 0138
Fax: +31 70 314 0427
E-mail
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
NOSKOWSKIEGO 12-14
POZNAN, Poland
Administrative contact: Anna Jarkowska
Tel.: +48 61 858 21 00
E-mail
WIELKOPOLSKIE CENTRUM PULMONOLOGIII TORAKOCHIRURGII IM. EUGENII I JANUSZA ZEYLANDOW
Poland
ULICA SZAMARZEWSKIEGO
POZNAN, Poland
Administrative contact: Pawel Kominek
Tel.: +48 6166 54 221
Fax: +48 61 66 31 088
E-mail
KEEP SOLUTIONS LDA
Portugal
RUA ROSALVO DE ALMEIDA
BRAGA, Portugal
Administrative contact: Miguel Ferreira
Tel.: +351966956438
Fax: +351 253604471
E-mail
UNIVERSITATEA DE VEST DIN TIMISOARA
Romania
BULEVARDUL V. PARVAN
TIMISOARA, Romania
Administrative contact: Dana Petcu
Tel.: +40256592370
E-mail
MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
JJ THOMSON AVENUE
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Natasa Milic-Frayling
Tel.: +44 1223 479 700
Fax: +44 1223 479 999
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
OXFORD ROAD
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Elizabeth Fay
Tel.: +44 161 275 7114
E-mail
THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
United Kingdom
96 EUSTON ROAD
LONDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Adam Farquhar
Tel.: +44 1937 54 6515
E-mail
Open Planets Foundation
United Kingdom
LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS
LONDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Bram van der Werf
Tel.: +44 1937 54 6822
E-mail
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SWINDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Simon Lambert
Tel.: +441235445716
Fax: +441235446403
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
RUE MICHEL -ANGE
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: M Mx
Tel.: +00000
E-mail
Record Number: 97458 / Last updated on: 2014-11-07