Pericles project
Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics

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The Carrington event from August 28 to September 5, 1859: a search for a major geophysical event.

The beginning of September 1859 was the occasion of the first and unique observation of a giant solar white light flare, (a bright zone appearing in the middle of a sunspot). Auroral displays were observed at low latitudes and geomagnetic observatories recorded exceptional storms.  This event is known as the Carrington event after the astronomer who observed it, this astronomer was at the time a very rare case of an observer...

PERICLES workshop on “Automated capture of the environment in a sheer curation context”

PERICLES joined the 10 th International Digital Curation Conference with a half day workshop on ‘Automated capture of the environment in a sheer curation context’ on February 11, 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London, UK. The aim of the workshop was to disseminate current outputs to people tasked with all aspects of long-term use of data. In addition, it was an opportunity to engage with IDCC delegates on current project...

October workshops: Introducing experts to key PERICLES concepts

Last month PERICLES ran two workshops with practitioners and experts in the fields of digital preservation and science data. The full-day events were organised at two different locations, London (15 October) and Brussels (29 October) to introduce specific topics that are key elements within PERICLES research and development. The first workshop entitled 'Model-driven approach to preservation management' was focussed on the...

Exploring appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in the data continuum

PERICLES was invited by the IDCC to run a workshop on 25 February 2016 as part of the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16, Amsterdam). We prepared a half-day session on appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in relation to the lives of complex digital objects. The workshop was designed to introduce participants to some of the key concepts being explored in the PERICLES approach of...

Toward the integration of emulation and virtualization strategies into the conservation of software-based art collections

Part of PERICLES core mission is finding ways to manage the challenges posed by the changing technical environments of complex digital content. For software-based artworks, obsolescence of the original technical platform and the resulting need to migrate the work to a new one, can result in inaccurate performance of the work, or at worst, render it completely inaccessible. Emulation and virtualization techniques offer potential...

Bresources

Introductory text to combined scenario summaries

Presented in subsequent articles are illustrative summaries of workflow scenarios in the art & media and space science domains that have been used in the project to help in understanding stakeholders needs and the contextual challenges associated with long-term preservation of data. PERICLES aims to address the challenges of ensuring that digital content remains accessible, understandable, and usable over time. The...

Deliverables

Media and Science Case Studies Functional Requirements and User Description

This deliverable is a requirements gathering and specification report, which contributes to an understanding of the requirements across the PERICLES user communities. The deliverable specifically addresses the gathering of data, data access, and preservation capabilities required within and across different user communities. Two very different application domains, Art and Media and Space Science, were selected, explored and detailed...

Data survey and domain ontologies for case studies

Together with deliverable D2.3.1 Functional Requirements and User Descriptions which informs this deliverable, they aim to elucidate the data relevant for the case studies, and their preservation requirements and dependencies. In particular, the data surveys provide an overview of various types of data relevant for the case studies. This overview contains not only a description and typical properties such as the data creator, its...

Content Semantics and Use Context Analysis Techniques

This document summarises the work conducted within task T4.3 of WP4, focusing on the extraction and the subsequent analysis of semantic information from digital content, which is imperative for its preservability. More specifically, the deliverable defines content semantic information from a visual and textual perspective, explains how this information can be exploited in long-term digital preservation and proposes novel approaches...

Second Evaluation Report

This document is the second of three reports which reflect PERICLES commitment to evaluating its research and development activities and results. It presents the applied evaluation methodology and the rationale behind the selected approach.

Final Evaluation Report

This deliverable will become available in M50

Publications

PERICLES: A knowledge management programme applied to solar data from Columbus, application to long term climate forcing data - PV 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Christian Muller (B.USOC) during the PV 2015 conference held 3-5 November 2015 in Darmstadt (Germany) and organised by EUMETSAT. The presentation introduced the Space Science case study which focuses on space science data originating from the ESA and International Space Station, for example from experiments that monitor the sun's spectral variability to understand its effects on...

Digital Preservation through a Model-driven Approach and Ecosystem Modelling - DIACHRON final event 2016

This presentation was delivered by Stratos Kontopoulos from project partner CERTH during the final event of EU-funded project DIACHRON, which took place on 24 March 2016 in Athens, Greece.

EU FP7 PERICLES Project - PASIG 2016

This presentation was delivered by Simon Waddington from project partner King's College London at the 2016 digital preservation event run by PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) in Prague, Czech Republic on 9-11 March. http://pasig.schk.sk/wordpress/agenda

PERICLES: A knowledge management programme applied to Solar data from ISS-COLUMBUS - IAU Symposia: Astroinformatics

This poster was presented by Christian Muller from PERICLES project partner B.USOC at the  IAU Symposia: Astroinformatics , which took place in Sorrento (Italy) on 29 September - 4 October 2016. The  symposium brought together world-class experts to address the methodological and technological challenges posed by massive data sets produced by the new generation of telescopes and observatories. Astronomy is at the...

Planetary protection: the search for life in protected regions - EANA16

This abstract introduces lessons learnt from the PERICLES and ForgetIT projects in terms of data storage and transmission following a series of discussions, which have taken place within the PERICLES Community of Practice related to the Reuse of science data . This document was jointly written by Christian Muller from PERICLES project partner B.USOC and Walter Allasia, Chief Research Officer at EURIXGroup. The abstract was...

PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems - EPS book

This paper is based on work of the EU FP7 PERICLES project on digital preservation, and presents some general concepts including the modelling of digital ecosystems, in which abstract representations are used to assess risks to sustainability and support tasks such as appraisal. The paper also offers a description of selected research areas investigated by the project. The paper has been published in the EPS book “The Success of...

An overview on the reuse of data in the science domain

This report results from over a year (2016) of discussions and knowledge sharing within the PERICLES Community of Practice related to the Reuse of Science Data , which brought together scientists, researchers and project managers from leading institutions in Europe to discuss barriers, developments and examples of data management strategies for long-term access. The setup of this discussion group was inspired by challenges...

Events

Preserving Transactional Data, London 17 March 2016

'Preserving Transactional data' is a joint Workshop with the Digital Preservation Coalition and the UK Data Service. Free for DPC members and ESRC Big Data Network centres. Transactional data is data that result from single, logical interactions with a database. From energy usage to student enrolment, routinely collected data present a valuable resource for research and analysis. The Briefing Day will bring together practitioners...