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PReservation Organizations using Tools in AGent Environments

PReservation Organizations using Tools in AGent Environments

Objective

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.

 

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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)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 270 058

RAHVUSARHIIV

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 226 960

EASY INNOVA S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 270 310

LATTANZIO LEARNING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 254 289

GIUNTI LABS SRL

Italy

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 302 900

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 206 600

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 216746

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2007

  • End date

    31 October 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 682 497

  • EU contribution

    € 1 970 457

Coordinated by:

RIKSARKIVET

Sweden