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PLANETS

Project ID: 033789
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Planets - Preservation and Long-term Access to our Cultural and Scientific Heritage

From 2006-06-01 to 2010-05-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 13 996 318

EU contribution:

EUR 8 596 633

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP6-2005-IST-5See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

IP - Integrated Project

Description

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.

Objective

European National Libraries and Archives are uniquely positioned, having the legal responsibility and the legislative framework to safeguard digital information and provide sustained access to digital cultural and scientific knowledge. Our limited ability to ensure that today¿s digital information will be accessible for future generations means they will see a gaping hole in their cultural and scientific record unless we act now. However, meeting the challenge of preserving access goes beyond the capabilities of any single institution.Planets brings together complementary expertise: leaders in the practical application of digital preservation technology and the provision of preservation services, as well as leading research institutes and technology vendors. Planets will develop:* Planning services that empower organisations to define, evaluate, and execute preservation plans* Methodologies, tools and services for Characterisation of digital objects* Innovative solutions for Preservation Actions* An Inter-operability Framework to seamlessly integrate tools and services in a distributed service network* A Test Bed to provide a consistent and coherent evidence-base for the objective evaluation of different protocols, tools, services and complete preservation plans.Planets will deliver a sustainable framework enabling long-term preservation of digital content, increasing Europe¿s ability to ensure long-term access to its cultural/scientific heritage. The project will enable 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 through increased automation and scaleable infrastructure. Intensive Dissemination and Take-up activities will ensure the widest possible adoption of results in the user community as well as enabling commercial tool and service providers to compete in a new market place for differentiated preservation services.

Coordinator

THE BRITISH LIBRARY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 345 064


Boston Spa
LS23 7BQ Wetherby
United Kingdom
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Adam Farquhar
Tel.: +44 1937 546515
Fax: +44 1937 546872
E-mail

Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 809 400


KARLSPLATZ 13
1040 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Andreas Rauber
Tel.: +4315880118826
Fax: +4315880118899
OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 391 902


JOSEFSPLATZ 1
1015 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Max Kaiser
Tel.: (43-1)53410-370
Fax: (43-1)53410-445
E-mail
ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH
Participation ended
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 651 794


DONAU-CITY STR. 1
1220 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Ross King
Tel.: 0043-1-585-0537
Fax: 0043-1-585-3741
E-mail
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 0


Donau-City-Strasse
1220 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Research Organisations
SCHWEIZERISCHES BUNDESARCHIV
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 372 844


ARCHIVSTRASSE 24
3003 BERN
Switzerland
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Krystyna W. Ohnesorge
Tel.: +41313245827
Fax: +41313227823
UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 100 506


ALBERTUS-MAGNUS-PLATZ
50923 KOELN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Manfred Thaller
Tel.: +492214703022
Fax: +492214707737
E-mail
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 168 478


FAHNENBERGPLATZ
79085 FREIBURG
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Gerhard Schneider
Tel.: +497612034625
Fax: +497612034643
E-mail
DET KONGELIGE BIBLIOTEK, NATIONALBIBLIOTEK OG KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITETSBIBLIOTEK
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 207 203


SOREN KIERKEGAARDS PLADS 1
1221 KOBENHAVN K
Denmark
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Birgit Nordsmark Henriksen
Tel.: 33474747
E-mail
STATSBIBLIOTEKET
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 485 248


UNIVERSITETSPARKEN
8000 ARHUS C
Denmark
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard
Tel.: +45 89 46 23 80
Fax: +45 89 46 22 20
E-mail
IBM NEDERLAND N.V.
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 100 333


JOHAN HUIZINGALAAN 765
1066 VH AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Raymond John van Diessen
Tel.: +31.6.51617487
Fax: +31.20.5134120
E-mail
KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 528 380


PRINS WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF 5
2509 LK DEN HAAG
Netherlands
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Hilde Van Wijngaarden
Tel.: +31 70 3140 467
Fax: +31 70 3140 440
E-mail
NATIONAAL ARCHIEF
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 666 835


PRINS WILLEM ALEXANDERHOF 20
2595 BE DEN HAAG
Netherlands
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Hans Hofman
Tel.: +31703315436
Fax: +31703315499
E-mail
MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 0


ROGER NEEDHAM BUILDING, JJ THOMPSON AVENUE
CB3 0FB CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: NATASA MILIC-FRAYLING
Tel.: +44 1223 479700
Fax: +44 1223 479999
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 825 278


UNIVERSITY AVENUE
G12 8QQ GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Seamus Ross
Tel.: +44 141 3303635
Fax: +44 141 3303788
E-mail
THE KEEPER OF PUBLIC RECORDS AND HISTORIC MANUSCRIPTS COMMISSIONER
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 558 681


THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
TN9 4DN RICHMOND - SURREY
United Kingdom
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Adrian Brown
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 8392
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8487
E-mail
TESSELLA PLC
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 384 687


3 VINEYARD CHAMBERS
OX14 3PX ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
Activity type:
Administrative contact: William Roberts
Tel.: +31 70 354 2296
Fax: +31 70 354 2296
E-mail
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