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BlogForever

BlogForever

Objective

BlogForever will create a software platform capable of aggregating, preserving, managing and disseminating blogs

BlogForever will develop robust digital preservation, management and dissemination facilities for weblogs. These facilities will be able to capture the dynamic and continuously evolving nature of weblogs, their network and social structure, and the exchange of concepts and ideas that they foster; pieces of information omitted by current Web Archiving methods and solutions.

BlogForever will lay its foundations on exploring weblog structure and semantics, as well as their interconnections and associations with other web information entities, in order to create a generic weblog data model. This model will be used to define a robust digital preservation policy for weblogs, including interoperability and digital rights management issues. A pilot weblog digital repository will then be developed and validated through a set of case studies. The repository will not only unlock people's and organisations' abilities to access and preserve weblog content but will also enable them to understand its evolving social context over time.

The final output of BlogForever will be a simple weblog digital archiving solution that any user, user group or institution could use to preserve their weblog(s) and ensure their authenticity, integrity, completeness, usability, and long term accessibility as a valuable cultural, social, and intellectual resource. A multitude of parties will benefit from the project, including libraries and information centres, museums, universities, research institutes, businesses, and bloggers.

The BlogForever project partners will combine and utilise multidisciplinary skills, expertise, and ongoing work in the fields of weblogs analytics, web semantics, social networks, and online preservation. Academic partners will study weblog semantics and the social importance of weblogs; business entities will guarantee the successful take-up and exploitation of the project’s outputs. Representatives from bloggers communities will ensure that the results cover their needs.

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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Address

Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 242 880

Administrative Contact

Georgia Petridou (Ms.)

Participants (11)

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EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 466 530

POPULIS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 258 840

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 276 730

TERO MONOPROSOPI IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 272 772

ANONYMOS ETAIRIA EREVNAS ANAPTYXIS NEON TECHNOLOGION KAI EFARMOGON INTERNET

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 153 096

ALTEC Software Development S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 123 085

Cyberwatcher

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 228 450

SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 228 072

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 222 605

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 355 870

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 336 070

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269963

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 056 874

  • EU contribution

    € 3 165 000

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece