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

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BitCurator workshop – Digital Forensics at Tate

Last year I attended a talk at Digital Humanities 2013 about the BitCurator project, which is developing a software environment to support the use of digital forensics techniques for analysing born-digital content by archivists, librarians, and other practitioners in memory institutions. We are investigating forensics approaches in PERICLES, in particular in the context of the various forms of born-digital content collected by...

Introducing Significant Environment Information and the PERICLES Extraction Tool

Good news everyone: The PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET) has been set free! PET is a framework for the extraction of information from the creation and use environments of digital data. PET works outside the established metadata perspectives and their firm structures by monitoring and collecting information from the whole system environment during the use of data. It extracts scenario related information, which increases the data...

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 the potential of Information Encapsulation techniques

Information Encapsulation (IE) means the aggregation of information that belongs together. It can be carried out for diverse purposes at many different stages of the information lifetime. In the field of Digital Preservation (DP) the main IE scenario is the aggregation of a Digital Object (DO) with its metadata. IE techniques are usually domain independent, but they can be differentiated based on their features, to find a technique...

Back from Budapest

The surprisingly high number of European conferences and symposia in the past four months addressing the challenges related to long-term preservation and access to time-based artworks and media, contradicts the disappearance of digital preservation research from the European funding programmes. Within the arts and heritage community, however, it seems that the challenges of LTDP have become more pressing now that works generated in...

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...

A workshop on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video

During late July 2016, Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer delivered two workshops at Tate Britain in London on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video. These two workshops are a good example of the type of impact projects such as PERICLES can have and the resulting motivation they can engender, in this case leading on from the collaboration between Dave Rice and the PERICLES Project on...

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...

Science - Space Science scenario

Semantic models of data dependencies Image: Solar on the ISS Columbus module, Courtesy of the European Space Agency One of the PERICLES case study partners, B.USOC, supports experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) and is the curator of both the raw science and operations data. Space Science experiments are typically very expensive to design, develop, and operate, as are the results to...

Videos

PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET)

In this screencast we offer an introduction to PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET), an open source (Apache 2 licensed) Java software for the extraction of significant information from the environment where digital objects are created and modified. More information is available at the PERICLES GitHub page: https://github.com/pericles-project/pet

Publications

A pragmatic approach to significant environment information collection to support object reuse - iPres 2014

This paper was presented by ULIV and UGOE partners at iPRES 2014 in Melbourne, Australia in October 2014. iPRES is the formemost annual international conference on the preservation of digital objects.

Significant Environment Information For LTDP

This presentation was delivered by the project partners Fabio Corubolo and Adil Hasan of the University of Liverpool, Anna Eggers and Jens Ludwig of the Göttingen State University Library, and Mark Hedges and Simon Waddington of King’s College London, at IPRES 2014 in Melbourne, Australia in October 2014. iPRES is the foremost annual international conference on the preservation of digital objects.

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...

Deliverables

Initial version of environment information extraction tools

This deliverable will define what constitutes significant environment information, supporting novel approaches for its collection and taking into account a wider scope of collectable information, to improve the information use and reuse, both in the present and in the future. Digital objects (DOs) live in an environment containing a variety of information that can be relevant to their use. In order to take into account all the...