Long-term Preservation of digital Documents in Germany
Initial effort towards creating a nationwide policy for Germany (preliminary project to nestor)
The objective of the project was to prepare a policy addressing issues of "Long-term Archiving and Accessibility of Digital Documents in Germany"
- Preliminary effort towards producing a nationwide policy avoiding disparate, insular solutions
- Extensive discussion of basic issues
- Coordination and planning of activities for long-term preservation and accessibility of digital documents in Germany to enable a shared problem-solving approach
- Establishing a communications network among participating members
The concept was presented and discussed with library professionals at two workshops held 29-30 October 2002 and 14 November 2002. The workshops were not primarily for informational purposes, but rather geared towards reaching a preliminary consensus for producing a nationwide long-term preservation and access policy. A concluding statement was formulated at the workshops to serve as a foundation for further activities and projects.
This project was part of the larger project "Competence Network New Services, Standardisation, Metadata", sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
1 April - 30 November 2002
Last update: 06.12.2011