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BlogForever

Project description

Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation 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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-6
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 466 530
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florida Estrella (Dr.)
POPULIS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 840
Address
Oranienstrasse
10999 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florian Wilken (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 730
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
TERO MONOPROSOPI IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 272 772
Address
Antoni Tritsi 21 Building B
57001 Thermi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Efstratios Arampatzis (Mr.)
ANONYMOS ETAIRIA EREVNAS ANAPTYXIS NEON TECHNOLOGION KAI EFARMOGON INTERNET
Greece
EU contribution
€ 153 096
Address
25 Martiou
70400 Moires
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stella Kopidaki (Ms.)
ALTEC Software Development S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 123 085
Address
Patmou
15123 Marousi-athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adamantios Koumpis (Dr.)
Cyberwatcher
Norway
EU contribution
€ 228 450
Address
Vollsveien
1326 Lysaker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Morten Rynning (Mr.)
SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 228 072
Address
Silikon Bina 1 Kat No 14 Odtu Teknokent Cankaya
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Asuman Dogac (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 222 605
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 355 870
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 336 070
Address
Malet Street Senate House
WC1E 7HU London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mick Kahn (Mr.)