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BlogForever

From 2011-03-01 to 2013-08-31, closed project | BlogForever Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 056 874

EU contribution:

EUR 3 165 000

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

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.

Objective

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 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. The consortium as a whole is diverse and combines multidisciplinary skills and expertise suitable for the planned research.

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 242 880


UNIVERSITY CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION BUREAU
54124 THESSALONIKI
Greece
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Georgia Petridou
Tel.: +302310995140
Fax: +302310853283
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Participants

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 466 530


ROUTE DE MEYRIN CERN
1211 GENEVA 23
Switzerland
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Florida Estrella
Tel.: +41 22 767 8821
Fax: +41 22 7669169
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POPULIS GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 258 840


ORANIENSTRASSE
10999 BERLIN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Florian Wilken
Tel.: +49 30 3229550
Fax: +49 30 322955299
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 276 730


STRASSE DES 17 JUNI 135
10623 BERLIN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Simone Ludwig
Tel.: +49 30 314 21371
Fax: +49 30 314 21689
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TERO MONOPROSOPI IKE
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 272 772


ANTONI TRITSI 21 BUILDING B
57001 THERMI
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Efstratios Arampatzis
Tel.: +30 2310 804900
Fax: +30 2310 804904
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ANONYMOS ETAIRIA EREVNAS ANAPTYXIS NEON TECHNOLOGION KAI EFARMOGON INTERNET
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 153 096


25 MARTIOU
70400 MOIRES
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Stella Kopidaki
Tel.: +30 2892 027800
Fax: +30 2892 027819
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ALTEC Software Development S.A.
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 123 085


Patmou
15123 Marousi-Athens
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Adamantios Koumpis
Tel.: +302310595656
Fax: +302310595630
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Cyberwatcher
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 228 450


VOLLSVEIEN
1326 Lysaker
Norway
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Morten Rynning
Tel.: +4767113720
Fax: +4767110520
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SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey

EU contribution: EUR 228 072


SILIKON BINA 1 KAT NO 14 ODTU TEKNOKENT CANKAYA
06800 ANKARA
Turkey
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Asuman Dogac
Tel.: +90 312 210 1393
Fax: +90 312 210 1837
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UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 222 605


UNIVERSITY AVENUE
G12 8QQ GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Joe Galloway
Tel.: +44 141 330 3884
Fax: +44 141 330 5611
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THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 355 870


Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW COVENTRY
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Peter Hedges
Tel.: +44 24765 23716
Fax: +44 24765 24991
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UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 336 070


MALET STREET SENATE HOUSE
WC1E 7HU LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Mick Kahn
Tel.: +44 2078631350
Fax: +44 20 7863 1301
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