Information Systems Laboratory

APARSEN

Category: european

Project Title: APARSEN - Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network

Funding Organization: EU FP7 - ICT-2009.4.1

Coordinator: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL, David Giaretta

Partners:  STICHTING EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR PERMANENT ACCESS, EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH, STICHTING SECRETARIAAT VAN DE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL & MEDICAL PUBLISHERS, FTK FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR TELEKOMMUNIKATION e.V, CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY, DEUTSCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK, DIGITAL PRESERVATION COALITION LIMITED BY GUARANTEE*DPC, ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG, THE BRITISH LIBRARY, EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN -KNAW, KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK, STICHTING LIBER, CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L"INFORMATICA, INCONTEC GMBH, FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS, GLOBIT-GLOBALE INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH, MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED, PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE B.V. , AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS S.A. , FONDAZIONE RINASCIMENTO DIGITALE-NUOVE TECNOLOGIE PER IBENI CULTURALI , LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO, TESSELLA PLC, IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD, VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER IT-SICHERHEIT IN OSTERREICH, SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK, UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX, CINES

Duration: 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2014

Expiration Date: 31/12/2014

Total Budget: 8.748.277

FORTH ICS budget: 310.240

Web Site: http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.org/

Project Objective: 

Digital preservation offers the economic and social benefits associated with the long-term preservation of information, knowledge and know-how for re-use by later generations. However, digital preservation has a great problem, namely that preservation support structures are built on projects which are short lived and is fragmented. The unique feature of APARSEN is that it is building on the already established Alliance for Permanent Access (APA), a membership organisation of major European stakeholders in digital data and digital preservation.

These stakeholders have come together to create a shared vision and framework for a sustainable digital information infrastructure providing permanent access to digitally encoded information. To this self-sustaining grouping the main objective of APARSEN was to bring a wide range of other experts in digital preservation including academic and commercial researchers, as well as researchers in other cross-European organisations. The members of the APA and other members of the consortium already undertook research in digital preservation individually but even there the effort was fragmented despite smaller groupings of these organisations working together in specific EU and national projects. APARSEN helped to combine and integrate these programmes into a shared programme of work, by creating the pre-eminent virtual research centre in digital preservation in Europe, if not the World. The APA provided a natural basis for a longer term consolidation of digital preservation research and expertise.

The Joint Programme of Activity coverED

  • technical methods for preservation, access and most importantly re-use of data holdings over the whole lifecycle;
  • legal and economic issues including costs and governance issues as well as digital rights
  • outreach within and outside the consortium to help to create a discipline of data curators with appropriate qualifications

APARSEN project leaflet

Contact Person: Yannis Tzitzikas, tzitzikATics.forth.gr

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