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Planets - Preservation and Long-term Access to our Cultural and Scientific Heritage

Planets - Preservation and Long-term Access to our Cultural and Scientific Heritage

Objective

The primary goal for PLANETS was to build practical services and tools to help ensure long-term access to digital cultural and scientific assets. The project delivered an integrated production environment for the management of digital information preservation, with a special focus on the needs of libraries and archives.

The PLANETS environment supports a number of key preservation functions through:

  • the preservation planning tool PLATO and services that empower organisations to define, evaluate, and execute high-quality and cost-effective preservation plans
  • methodologies, tools and services for the characterisation of digital objects that can automatically analyse digital objects and establish significant properties
  • innovative solutions for performing preservation actions and to ensure rendering of the objects and keeping their properties available. In this context, work has been done on the archiving of relational databases, emulation and remote access to emulation services.

Integration and automation can be seen as the two prominent features of the Planets environment. The PLANETS Interoperability Framework integrates the deliverables into a downloadable 'click and install' software package. Within this package, there are role-based routines for administrators, preservation experts and business users, enabling organisations to improve decision-making about long term preservation, ensure long-term access to their valued digital content and control the costs of preservation actions.

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Coordinator

THE BRITISH LIBRARY

Address

Boston Spa
Ls23 7bq Wetherby

United Kingdom

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 345 064

Administrative Contact

Adam Farquhar (Dr)

Participants (16)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 809 400

OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 391 902

ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 651 794

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Austria

SCHWEIZERISCHES BUNDESARCHIV

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 372 844

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 100 506

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 478

DET KONGELIGE BIBLIOTEK, NATIONALBIBLIOTEK OG KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITETSBIBLIOTEK

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 207 203

STATSBIBLIOTEKET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 485 248

IBM NEDERLAND N.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 100 333

KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 528 380

NATIONAAL ARCHIEF

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 666 835

MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 825 278

THE KEEPER OF PUBLIC RECORDS AND HISTORIC MANUSCRIPTS COMMISSIONER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 558 681

TESSELLA PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 384 687

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 033789

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2010

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 996 318

  • EU contribution

    € 8 596 633

Coordinated by:

THE BRITISH LIBRARY

United Kingdom