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Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network

Project description

Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation

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
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Coordinator

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

Address

Polaris House North Star Avenue
Sn2 1sz Swindon

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 369 810

Administrative Contact

Simon Lambert (Dr.)

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Österreichische Nationalbank

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 288 800

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER IT-SICHERHEIT IN OSTERREICH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 280 610

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 329 608

INCONTEC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 235 300

GLOBIT-GLOBALE INFORMATIONSTECHNIKGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 259 800

FTK FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR TELEKOMMUNIKATION UND KOOPERATION EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 303 500

DEUTSCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 206 685

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 146 827

INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 143 799

CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 205 976

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

EU Contribution

€ 372 800

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 160 000

CENTRE INFORMATIQUE NATIONAL DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 79 747

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 255 730

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 30 635

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 143 500

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L'INFORMATICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 166 000

FONDAZIONE RINASCIMENTO DIGITALE-NUOVE TECNOLOGIE PER I BENI CULTURALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 265 900

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 351 100

STICHTING LIBER

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 38 550

STICHTING SECRETARIAAT VAN DE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL & MEDICAL PUBLISHERS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 162 750

KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 139 166

STICHTING EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR PERMANENT ACCESS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 336 026

PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV

Netherlands

SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 38 489

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 328 070

DIGITAL PRESERVATION COALITION LIMITED BY GUARANTEE*DPC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 329 797

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 232

TESSELLA LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 254 893

MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 260 900

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269977

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 212 966

  • EU contribution

    € 6 840 000

Coordinated by:

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom