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Enabling kNowledge Sustainability Usability and Recovery for Economic value

Project description

Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation The project addresses the long-term usability of commercially relevant data produced or controlled by organisations. It draws on motivation from use cases in health care, finance and clinical trials

Ensuring long term usability for the spiralling amounts of data produced or controlled by organisations with commercial interests is quickly becoming a major problem. Drawing on motivation from uses cases in aerospace, health care, finance and clinical trials, ENSURE will significantly extend the state of the art in digital preservation which to-date has focused on relatively homogeneous cultural heritage data.

The use cases bring up a number of issues specific to digital preservation in the context of the industry and services sector:

  • safely leveraging scalable pay-as-you-go infrastructure such as clouds
  • helping businesses understand the economic implications of preservation
  • conforming to regulatory, contractual and legal requirements as part of a whole workflow
  • managing long term integrity and authenticity of significant intellectual property or highly personal data
  • using off-the-shelf IT technologies to support the preservation of different types of digital resources


ENSURE builds upon broader advances in ICT and integrates preservation solutions with existing ICT assets and approaches, in particular in the following areas:

  • Cost and value: evaluate the cost and benefit of different quality solutions
  • Preservation lifecycle management: build on industry standard lifecycle management approaches to manage the preservation lifecycle, ensuring regulatory compliance, allowing changes in the preservation approach to reflect environmental changes, addressing evolution of ontologies and managing the quality of the digital objects over time.
  • Content-aware long term data protection: ensure long-term, content-aware data protection, addressing changes in personally identifiable information, new and evolving regulations, managing user identities over decades, etc.
  • Leveraging wider ICT trends: evaluate the costs/risks/benefits and demonstrate how to use emerging, commonly available information technology to enable scalable solutions for digital preservation, considering in particular cloud storage and virtual application image capture.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-6
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 936 508
Administrative Contact
Eliot Salant (Mr.)

Participants (13)

CUSTODIX NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 534 500
Address
Kortrijksesteenweg 214 B3
9830 Sint-martens-latem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brecht Claerhout (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 716 601
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
JRC CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY & RESEARCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 000
Address
Kurfurstendamm 186
10707 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra Ristau (Ms.)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 454 768
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irene Schmidt (Ms.)
FUNDACION PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA INVESTIGACION SANITARIA Y BIOMEDICA DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 36 149
Address
Calle Micer Masco 31
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juana Ferrús (Ms.)
CENTRO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACION EN SALUD PUBLICA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 742
Address
Avenida De Catalunya 21
46020 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juana M. Ferrús (Ms.)
MACCABI SHEIRUTEI BRIUT FOUNDATION
Israel
EU contribution
€ 322 750
Address
Hamered Street 27
68125 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hadas Lewy (Dr.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 769 859
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ard Nieuwenhuis (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 243 361
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro (Ms.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 928 152
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Östen Jonsson (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 492 660
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Essam Shehab (Dr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 545 950
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Giaretta (Dr.)
TESSELLA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 498 000
Address
The Quadrant Abingdon Science Park 26
OX14 3YS Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Sharpe