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APARSEN

Project reference: 269977
Funded under

Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network

From 2011-01-01 to 2014-12-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 212 966

EU contribution:

EUR 6 840 000

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

NoE - Network of Excellence

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.<br/>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 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.<br/>The Joint Programme of Activity will cover:• technical methods for preservation, access and most importantly reuse 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.

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Open Access

Coordinator

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 369 810


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX Didcot
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Simon Lambert
Tel.: +441235445716
Fax: +441235446362
E-mail

Participants

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER IT-SICHERHEIT IN OSTERREICH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 280 610


FAVORITENSTRASSE 16
1040 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Edgar Weippl
Tel.: +4315053688
Fax: +4315058888
E-mail
OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 288 800


JOSEFSPLATZ 1
1015 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Max Kaiser
Tel.: +43 1 53410 370
Fax: +43 1 53410 681
E-mail
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 329 608


ROUTE DE MEYRIN CERN
1211 GENEVA 23
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Salvatore Mele
Tel.: +41227678603
Fax: +41227668700
E-mail
GLOBIT-GLOBALE INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 259 800


JULIUS-REIBER-STRASSE 15A
64293 DARMSTADT
Germany
Administrative contact: Gerald Jäschke
Tel.: +49 6151 3528315
Fax: +49 6151 3528328
E-mail
DEUTSCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 206 685


ADICKESALLEE 1
60322 FRANKFURT
Germany
Administrative contact: Michael Duchardt
Tel.: +49 69 1525 2102
Fax: +49 69 1525 2002
E-mail
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ- ZENTRUM FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 146 827


AM HANDELSHAFEN 12
27570 BREMERHAVEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Catherine Audebert
Tel.: +49 471 4831 1339
Fax: +49 471 4831 1149
E-mail
FTK FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR TELEKOMMUNIKATION UND KOOPERATION EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 303 500


MARTIN-SCHMEISSER WEG 4
44227 DORTMUND
Germany
Administrative contact: Jana Becker
Tel.: +49 231 975056 30
Fax: +49 231 975056 10
E-mail
INCONTEC GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 235 300


KIRSCHENALLEE 7
96152 BURGHASLACH
Germany
Administrative contact: Andreas Hundsdörfer
Tel.: +49 9552 931494
Fax: +49 32222480022
E-mail
INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS SA
Participation ended
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 143 799


AV LLANO CASTELLANO 43
28010 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: Sabina Guaylupo
Tel.: +34914480203
Fax: +34 915940578
E-mail
CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 205 976


Keilaranta 14
02101 ESPOO
Finland
Administrative contact: Kimmo Niittuaho
Tel.: +358503819427
Fax: +35894572302
E-mail
CINES
France

EU contribution: EUR 79 747


Saint Priest 950
34097 Montpellier
France
Administrative contact: Marcel Pontillon
Tel.: +33 467141414
Fax: +33 467523763
E-mail
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France

EU contribution: EUR 372 800


Rue Mario Nikis 8-10
75738 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Virginie Schmit
Tel.: +33153697652
Fax: +33153697694
E-mail
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 160 000


ROUTE DE BAYONNE 316
31060 TOULOUSE
France
Administrative contact: Sylvie VERGNES
Tel.: +33 5 61 93 74 74
Fax: +33 5 61 93 69 82
E-mail
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 255 730


N PLASTIRA STR 100
70013 HERAKLION
Greece
Administrative contact: Zinovia Papatheodorou
Tel.: +30 2810 391522
Fax: +30 2810 391555
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 30 635


UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RIO PATRAS
26500 RIO PATRAS
Greece
Administrative contact: Panagiotis Georgiou
Tel.: +302610969623
Fax: +302610969673
E-mail
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 143 500


94 DERECH EM-HAMOSHAVOT
49527 PETACH TIKVA
Israel
Administrative contact: Meirav Carmon
Tel.: +972 4 829 6542
Fax: +972 4 829 6111
E-mail
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L'INFORMATICA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 270 000


VIA SALARIA 113
00198 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Silvio Salza
Tel.: +39 06 77274015
Fax: +39 06 77274002
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 166 000


VIA CALEPINA 14
38122 TRENTO
Italy
Administrative contact: Paolo Bouquet
Tel.: +39 0461 882088
Fax: +39 0461 281624
E-mail
FONDAZIONE RINASCIMENTO DIGITALE-NUOVE TECNOLOGIE PER I BENI CULTURALI
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 265 900


via Bufalini 6
50122 FIRENZE
Italy
Administrative contact: Marco Rufino
Tel.: +390555384903
Fax: +390555384906
E-mail
KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 139 166


PRINS WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF 5
2595 BE DEN HAAG
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Hildelies Balk
Tel.: +31 70 314 0138
Fax: +31 70 314 0427
E-mail
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE B.V.
Participation ended
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 0


HIGH TECH CAMPUS 37
5656 AE EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Patrick Keur
Tel.: +31 40 2740361
Fax: +31 40 2746321
E-mail
STICHTING LIBER
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 38 550


PR WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF 5
2595 BE DEN HAAG
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Wouter Schallier
Tel.: +31 629047952
Fax: +31 703140197
E-mail
STICHTING SECRETARIAAT VAN DE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL & MEDICAL PUBLISHERS
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 162 750


PRINS WILLEM-ALEXANDERHOF 5
2595 BE 'S-GRAVENHAGE
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Michael Mabe
Tel.: +441865339321
Fax: +441865339325
E-mail
STICHTING EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR PERMANENT ACCESS
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 336 026


PRINS WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF 5
2509 LK DEN HAAG
Netherlands
Administrative contact: David Giaretta
Tel.: +441935872660
Fax: +441235446362
E-mail
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 351 100


KLOVENIERSBURGWAL 29 HET TRIPPENHUIS
1011 JV AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Peter Doorn
Tel.: +31 6 53753225
Fax: +31 70 349 4451
E-mail
SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Participation ended
Russia

EU contribution: EUR 38 489


PROFSOYUZNAYA 84/32
117997 MOSKVA
Russia
Administrative contact: Efim Kudashev
Tel.: +74953335212
Fax: +74959133040
E-mail
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 328 070


UNIVERSITETSOMRADET PORSON
971 87 LULEA
Sweden
Administrative contact: Lennart Karlsson
Tel.: +46920491241
Fax: +46 920 492250
E-mail
DIGITAL PRESERVATION COALITION LIMITED BY GUARANTEE*DPC
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 329 797


Innovation Centre, York Science Park, Heslington
YO10 5DG York
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: William Kilbride
Tel.: +44 1904 435362
Fax: +44 1904 435135
E-mail
THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 260 900


96 EUSTON ROAD
NW1 2DB LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Adam Farquhar
Tel.: +441937546515
Fax: +441937546872
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 85 232


WIVENHOE PARK
CO4 3SQ COLCHESTER
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Shereen Anderson
Tel.: +441206872169
E-mail
MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 0


JJ THOMSON AVENUE 7
CB3 0FB CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Alex Wade
Tel.: +44 1223 479833
Fax: +44 1223 479999
E-mail
TESSELLA LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 254 893


THE QUADRANT ABINGDON SCIENCE PARK 26
OX14 3YS ABINGDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Robert Sharpe
Tel.: +441235555511
Fax: +441235553301
E-mail
Record Number: 97472 / Last updated on: 2016-04-08