Language(s) of presentations:
Archivists and records managers with responsibilities for electronic records.
Overall purpose and significance of session:
Planets, Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services (www.planets-project.eu), is a four-year project co-funded by the European Union under the Sixth Framework Programme to address core digital preservation challenges. This session will describe the goals of this important project, with a particular focus on how it will meet the particular requirements of archival institutions. It will report on the very significant progress which has already been made in developing practical automated solutions to some of the key challenges in digital preservation.
Planets, Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services, is a four-year project co-funded by the European Union under the Sixth Framework Programme to address core digital preservation challenges. The primary goal for Planets is to build practical services and tools to help ensure long-term access to our digital cultural and scientific assets. Planets started on 1st June 2006 and brings together expertise across Europe from national libraries and archives, leading research universities and technology companies. The session will provide an overview of the project, its goals, and progress to date. It will particularly focus on two key areas of research. Firstly, it will describe the development of innovative tools to characterise the significant properties of electronic records; secondly, it will describe the preservation planning methodology being developed by Planets, which will allow institutional preservation policies to be implemented in an automated environment.