An EC-funded project titled “Digital Cultural Heritage - Roadmap for Preservation” (DCH-RP) has been launched to look at best practice for preservation standards in use.
The two-year project has received part-funding of more than €800,000 from the Commission. It involves 13 partners from eight EU countries, with the Collections Trust designated as a “task leader”.
DCH-RP aims to:
- Harmonize data storage and preservation policies in the digital cultural heritage (DCH) sector at European and international level
- Progress a dialogue among DCH organisation, e-Infrastructures, research and private organisations
- Establish the conditions for these sectors to integrate their efforts into a common work
- Identify the most suitable models for the governance, maintenance and sustainability of such integrated infrastructure for digital preservation of cultural content.
Main outcome will be a Roadmap for the implementation of a preservation e-infrastructure for DCH, supplemented by practical tools for decision makers. It will be validated through a range of proof of concepts, where cultural organisations and e-infrastructure providers will work together on concrete experiments.
For more information contact Gordon McKenna, International Development Manager, the Collections Trust at email@example.com.