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

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New trends in digital preservation at iPRES 2013

The iPRES conferences are probably the best opportunity to keep informed about the latest developments in the area of digital preservation. This year's iPRES in Lisbon was my fifth since the second iPRES in 2005 in Goettingen, and it seems that the field has changed a lot since then. A brief look at the conference programs of the different conferences reveals that it isn't so much the topics that have changed. Already at the first...

Is there a place for cataloguing in a digital world?

The re-use of digital information is the core research focus of PERICLES. Re-use of digital information for an archive such as Tate's is centred largely on how our collections are accessed by the public, particularly for research by scholars. Imagining the future ways in which a researcher might access collections that are hybrid mixes of digital and non-digital objects, has led me to consider the future of cataloguing in an...

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...

"Preservation and access to born-digital culture" Brussels, 30 - 31 October 2015

In late October 2015 in Brussels, iMAL and PACKED organised a symposium to discuss with over 100 international experts central challenges regarding “Preservation and Access to Born-Digital Culture”.   Anna Henry (Digital Preservation Manager) and John Langdon (Archive Curator) from Tate gave a presentation that summarised Tate’s approach to Digital Preservation as well...

Policy implementation and change management - the PERICLES way

In this blog post we present a practical example of how the PERICLES model-driven approach can help to implement, automate and manage change in a policy. 'Automatic policy application and change management’ was also the focus of one of the 'PERICLES in Practice' sessions at the final project conference ‘Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP’ . In this presentation (available on...


Art & Media - Born Digital Archive scenario

Acquisition of a born-digital archive collection Tate Archive acquires material on British art from 1900. Our aim is to document the British art world in a broad sense, and we collect material relating to artists as well as other art world figures and institutions such as critics, curators and galleries. The Archive contains a wide range of different types of material, including correspondence, writings, diaries, notebooks,...


Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP

In this series of videos we offer some highlights from PERICLES final project conference 'Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP' , which took place at the Wellcome Collection Conference centre in London on 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2016. This conference took a closer look at what research is being carried out as regards the challenge of changing environments, and what solutions are being proposed in support of...


Initial Report on Preservation Ecosystem Management

This document introduces the concept of a digital ecosystem as an approach to conceptualize digital preservation. In comparison to other approaches the digital ecosystem concept explicitly tries to capture dependencies involving non-technical aspects, in addition to technical ones. In the current version the digital ecosystem is considered to consist of entities which are subject to different kinds of change and which...

Design practices and operational sustainability for data preservation systems

This document introduces the motivation for digital ecosystem management, illustrated with specific use cases, the problems and difficulties to deal with, and possible strategies. It also provides an insight into automation of preservation management. 


The FP-7 PERICLES programme applied to the preservation of solar spectral irradiance data collected on board the International Space Station - SCC 2015

This poster was presented by the project partner B.USOC at the  Conference on Sun-Climate Connections (SCC 2015), March 16-19 ,2015 Kiel, Germany.

The future life of SOLAR ISS data, long term preservation and distribution. The ULISSE and PERICLES FP-7 programme

This presentation was delivered by the project partner Christian Muller (B.USOC) at the meeting of scientists relating to SOLAR/SOLSPEC, an absolute calibrated spectroradiometer measuring the Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) from space. March 10-12 2015, Brussels, Belgium ( ).

Digital preservation activities at Tate, iMAL 2015

Presentation by Anna Henry (Digital preservation Manager, Tate) and John Langdon (Archive Curator, Tate) on the use of ontologies for describing and modelling artworks and their environments

The PERICLES Space Case: Preserving Earth Observation Data for the Future - LPS16

This digital poster was presented by Christian Muller from PERICLES partner B.USOC at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS), a major Earth Observation symposium that is organised every 3 years by the European Space Agency and provides a forum for EO experts to present and discuss their scientific and application research in Earth Observation. The 2016 event took place in Prague 9-13 May 2016.

Taking a long-term perspective - Maintaining digital assets by managing their evolving digital ecosystems

As digital content and its related metadata are generated and used across different phases of the information lifecycle, and in a continually evolving digital environment, the concept of a fixed and stable ‘final’ version that needs to be preserved becomes less appropriate. As well as dealing with technological change and obsolescence, long-term sustainability requires us to address changes in context. Such a changing...


Sustaining Consistent Video Presentation

This technical paper addresses approaches to identifying and mitigating risks associated with sustaining the consistent presentation of digital video files. Originating from two multi-partnered research projects – PERICLES and Presto4U – the paper was commissioned by Tate Research and is intended for those who are actively engaged with the preservation of digital video....


DPASSH2015 - 1st annual conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, 25-26 June 2015

The Digital Repository of Ireland is hosting the 1st annual conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. This event seeks to address the complexities of long-term digital preservation in the social and cultural realms and provide a platform for early career researchers, academics, scholars, cultural heritage and research institutions as well as libraries, archives and industry to engage and...

PASIG, 9-11 March 2016, - Early bird special until end of January

This event is run by PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) and is a great opportunity for organizations setting up preservation repositories to collaborate and work directly with leaders in the field. PASIG is a highly collaborative and interactive forum and generally attracts a large contingent of new participants. To view the agenda and register, go to . The...

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...