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PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives

Project description

More efficient and affordable solutions for digital preservation developed and validated against public sector needs through joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) Research Procurement for Digital Preservation

Memory institutions are handling an increasing number of transfers of electronic documents and other media content for long term preservation. Preservation models are often inspired by ISO 14721:2003, known as “the OAIS model”, where transfers and preservation are built on information packages containing both data and metadata. Data are normally stored in specific file formats for documents, images, sound, video etc. that are produced by software from different vendors. Therefore, even if the transferred files are in standard formats, the implementation of standards cannot be guaranteed. The software implementing standards for the production of the electronic files is not in control neither of the institutions that produce them nor of the memory institutions. Conformance tests of transfers are carried out, but are not totally reliable. This poses problems in long-term preservation. Data objects meant for preservation, passing through an uncontrolled generative process, can jeopardise the whole preservation exercise.

PREFORMA will research critical factors in the quality of standard implementation and develop a suite of innovative tools to assess standards compliance of collections to be archived and to correct non-compliance. The tools should provide a reference implementation for the most common file format standards. The tools should be innovative and provide a reference implementation of the most common file format standards for the assessment of the collections to be archived and for the correction of the collections. Media types covered are text documents, images, and audio-visual records.

PREFORMA will target a wide digital preservation community, by providing specifications and feedback to developers, standardisation bodies and memory institutions. The project will make use of joint pre-commercial-procurement to involve industrial suppliers, thus matching the memory institutions' professional knowledge and the suppliers' skills in development and promotion of products. The joint procurement will help PREFORMA to build a sustainable network of common interest, where the public procurers can remain in contact and cooperate beyond the EU-funding period. Results will be broadly disseminated during the projects life time and summarised at a final conference.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2013-11
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Funding Scheme

CPCSA - Combined Collaborative Project and Coordination and Support Action

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
€ 2 321 681
Administrative Contact
Börje Justrell (Dr.)

Participants (14)

Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 104 860
Address
Jubelpark 1
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Buelinckx (Mr.)
PACKED EXPERTISECENTRUM DIGITAAL ERFGOED VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 74 365
Address
Delaunoystraat
1080 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Barbara Dierickx (Ms.)
STIFTUNG PREUSSISCHER KULTURBESITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 000
Address
Von Der Heydt Strasse 16-18
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Hagedorn-Saupe (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 360
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
Eesti Vabariigi Kultuuriministeerium
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 47 080
Address
Suur-karja Street
15076 Tallinn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Indrek Eensaar (Mr.)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 59 652
Address
Placa Del Vi 1
17004 Girona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sònia Oliveras (Ms)
GREEK FILM CENTRE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 56 896
Address
Dionisioy Areopagitou 7
11742 Athina
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anna Kasimati (Ms.)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY-AN GHNIOMHAIREACHT BAINISTIOCHTA RIALTAIS AITIUIL LGMA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 59 492
Address
Conyngham Road 27 Phoenix House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annette Kelly (Ms)
AEDEKA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 41 000
Address
Via Umberto Forti 6
56121 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuele Buono (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 925
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Debora Leoncini (Dr.)
PROMOTER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 214 403
Address
Via Della Bonifica 69
56037 Peccioli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonella Fresa (Dr.)
STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOORBEELD EN GELUID
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 113 483
Address
Media Parkboulevard 1
1200 BB Hilversum
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Johan Oomen (Dr.)
HOGSKOLAN I SKOVDE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 68 950
Address
Hogskolevagen 1
54 128 Skovde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Karlsson (Mrs.)
KUNGLIGA BIBLIOTEKET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 109 675
Address
Humlegarden
102 41 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Mannerfeldt (Mrs.)