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APARSEN

Project reference: 269977
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2011-01-01 to 2014-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 212 966

EU contribution:

EUR 6 840 000

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6

Funding scheme:

NOE

Digital preservation offers the economic and social benefits associated with the long-term preservation of information, knowledge and know-how for re-use by later generations. However, digital preservation has a great problem, namely that preservation support structures are built on projects which are short lived and is fragmented. The unique feature of APARSEN is that it is building on the already established Alliance for Permanent Access, a membership organisation of major European stakeholders in digital data and digital preservation.

These stakeholders have come together to create a shared vision and framework for a sustainable digital information infrastructure providing permanent access to digitally encoded information. To this self-sustaining grouping APARSEN will bring a wide range of other experts in digital preservation including academic and commercial researchers, as well as researchers in other cross-European organisations. The members of the Alliance for Permanent Access and other members of the consortium already undertake research in digital preservation individually but even here the effort is fragmented despite smaller groupings of these organisations working together in specific EU and national projects. APARSEN will help to combine and integrate these programmes into a shared programme of work, thereby creating the pre-eminent virtual research centre in digital preservation in Europe, if not the World. The Alliance for Permanent Access provides a natural basis for a longer term consolidation of digital preservation research and expertise.

The Joint Programme of Activities will cover

  • technical methods for preservation, access and most importantly re-use of data holdings over the whole lifecycle;
  • legal and economic issues including costs and governance issues as well as digital rights
  • outreach within and outside the consortium to help to create a discipline of data curators with appropriate qualifications

Objective

Digital preservation offers the economic and social benefits associated with the long-term preservation of information, knowledge and know-how for reuse by later generations. However, digital preservation has a great problem, namely that preservation support structures are built on projects which are short lived and fragmented. The unique feature of the APARSEN network is that it is building on the already established Alliance for Permanent Access (APA), a membership organisation of major European stakeholders in digital data and digital preservation. These stakeholders have come together to create a shared vision and framework for a sustainable digital information infrastructure providing permanent access to digitally encoded information.\n\nTo this self-sustaining grouping APARSEN will bring a wide range of other experts in digital preservation including academic and commercial researchers, as well as researchers in other cross-European organisations. The members of the APA and other members of the consortium already undertake research in digital preservation individually, but even here the effort is fragmented despite smaller groupings of these organisations working together in specific EU and national projects. APARSEN will help to combine and integrate these programmes into a shared programme of work, unified in a common vision, thereby creating the pre-eminent Virtual Centre of Excellence in digital preservation in Europe, if not the world. The APA provides a natural basis for a longer term consolidation of digital preservation research and expertise.\n\nThe Joint Programme of Activity will cover:\n• technical methods for preservation, access and most importantly reuse of data holdings over the whole lifecycle;\n• legal and economic issues including costs and governance issues as well as digital rights\n• outreach within and outside the consortium to help to create a discipline of data curators with appropriate qualifications.

Related information

Open Access

Coordinator

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Didcot, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Simon Lambert
Tel.: +441235445716
Fax: +441235446362
E-mail

Participants

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER IT-SICHERHEIT IN OSTERREICH
Austria
FAVORITENSTRASSE 16
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Edgar Weippl
Tel.: +4315053688
Fax: +4315058888
E-mail
OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Austria
JOSEFSPLATZ 1
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Max Kaiser
Tel.: +43 1 53410 370
Fax: +43 1 53410 681
E-mail
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
ROUTE DE MEYRIN CERN
GENEVA 23, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Salvatore Mele
Tel.: +41227678603
Fax: +41227668700
E-mail
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ- ZENTRUM FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
AM HANDELSHAFEN 12
BREMERHAVEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Catherine Audebert
Tel.: +49 471 4831 1339
Fax: +49 471 4831 1149
E-mail
DEUTSCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Germany
ADICKESALLEE 1
FRANKFURT, Germany
Administrative contact: Michael Duchardt
Tel.: +49 69 1525 2102
Fax: +49 69 1525 2002
E-mail
GLOBIT-GLOBALE INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
JULIUS-REIBER-STRASSE 15A
DARMSTADT, Germany
Administrative contact: Gerald Jäschke
Tel.: +49 6151 3528315
Fax: +49 6151 3528328
E-mail
FTK FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR TELEKOMMUNIKATION UND KOOPERATION EV
Germany
MARTIN-SCHMEISSER WEG 4
DORTMUND, Germany
Administrative contact: Jana Becker
Tel.: +49 231 975056 30
Fax: +49 231 975056 10
E-mail
INCONTEC GMBH
Germany
KIRSCHENALLEE 7
BURGHASLACH, Germany
Administrative contact: Andreas Hundsdörfer
Tel.: +49 9552 931494
Fax: +49 32222480022
E-mail
INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS SA
Spain
AV LLANO CASTELLANO 43
MADRID, Spain
Administrative contact: Sabina Guaylupo
Tel.: +34914480203
Fax: +34 915940578
E-mail
CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY
Finland
Keilaranta 14
ESPOO, Finland
Administrative contact: Kimmo Niittuaho
Tel.: +358503819427
Fax: +35894572302
E-mail
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
ROUTE DE BAYONNE 316
TOULOUSE, France
Administrative contact: Sylvie VERGNES
Tel.: +33 5 61 93 74 74
Fax: +33 5 61 93 69 82
E-mail
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
Rue Mario Nikis 8-10
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Virginie Schmit
Tel.: +33153697652
Fax: +33153697694
E-mail
CINES
France
Saint Priest 950
Montpellier, France
Administrative contact: Marcel Pontillon
Tel.: +33 467141414
Fax: +33 467523763
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RIO PATRAS
RIO PATRAS, Greece
Administrative contact: Panagiotis Georgiou
Tel.: +302610969623
Fax: +302610969673
E-mail
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
N PLASTIRA STR 100
HERAKLION, Greece
Administrative contact: Zinovia Papatheodorou
Tel.: +30 2810 391522
Fax: +30 2810 391555
E-mail
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
94 DERECH EM-HAMOSHAVOT
PETACH TIKVA, Israel
Administrative contact: Meirav Carmon
Tel.: +972 4 829 6542
Fax: +972 4 829 6111
E-mail
FONDAZIONE RINASCIMENTO DIGITALE-NUOVE TECNOLOGIE PER I BENI CULTURALI
Italy
via Bufalini 6
FIRENZE, Italy
Administrative contact: Marco Rufino
Tel.: +390555384903
Fax: +390555384906
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
VIA CALEPINA 14
TRENTO, Italy
Administrative contact: Paolo Bouquet
Tel.: +39 0461 882088
Fax: +39 0461 281624
E-mail
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L'INFORMATICA
Italy
VIA SALARIA 113
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Silvio Salza
Tel.: +39 06 77274015
Fax: +39 06 77274002
E-mail
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
KLOVENIERSBURGWAL 29 HET TRIPPENHUIS
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Peter Doorn
Tel.: +31 6 53753225
Fax: +31 70 349 4451
E-mail
STICHTING SECRETARIAAT VAN DE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL & MEDICAL PUBLISHERS
Netherlands
PRINS WILLEM-ALEXANDERHOF 5
'S-GRAVENHAGE, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Michael Mabe
Tel.: +441865339321
Fax: +441865339325
E-mail
STICHTING EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR PERMANENT ACCESS
Netherlands
PRINS WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF 5
DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Administrative contact: David Giaretta
Tel.: +441935872660
Fax: +441235446362
E-mail
STICHTING LIBER
Netherlands
PR WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF 5
DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Wouter Schallier
Tel.: +31 629047952
Fax: +31 703140197
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
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
UNIVERSITETSOMRADET PORSON
LULEA, Sweden
Administrative contact: Lennart Karlsson
Tel.: +46920491241
Fax: +46 920 492250
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
WIVENHOE PARK
COLCHESTER, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Shereen Anderson
Tel.: +441206872169
E-mail
TESSELLA LTD
United Kingdom
THE QUADRANT ABINGDON SCIENCE PARK 26
ABINGDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Robert Sharpe
Tel.: +441235555511
Fax: +441235553301
E-mail
THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
United Kingdom
96 EUSTON ROAD
LONDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Adam Farquhar
Tel.: +441937546515
Fax: +441937546872
E-mail
DIGITAL PRESERVATION COALITION LIMITED BY GUARANTEE*DPC
United Kingdom
Innovation Centre, York Science Park, Heslington
York, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: William Kilbride
Tel.: +44 1904 435362
Fax: +44 1904 435135
E-mail
Record Number: 97472 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09