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PReservation Organizations using Tools in AGent Environments

Project description

Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning

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.

 

Field of science

  • /social sciences/media and communications/library science/archives
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

RIKSARKIVET
Address
Fyrverkarbacken 13-17
102 29 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 439 340
Administrative Contact
Börje Justrell (Mr)

Participants (7)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 058
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr)
RAHVUSARHIIV
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 226 960
Address
Liivi 4
50409 Tartu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kuldar Aas (Mr)
EASY INNOVA S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 270 310
Address
Avenida Lluis Santalo S/n
17071 Girona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josep Lluis de la Rosa (Dr.)
LATTANZIO LEARNING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 289
Address
Via Domenico Cimarosa 4
20144 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Vaccaro (Dr.)
GIUNTI LABS SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Bolognese 165
50139 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ROBERTO VACCARO (DR)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 302 900
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Marcusson (Mr)
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 206 600
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sheila FRY (Mrs)