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Archived news items from May 2010

Planets in ERCIM News special edition

Posted on 24th February 2010
Planets Features in Special Digital Preservation Edition of ERCIM News

January’s issue of ERCIM News has taken digital preservation as its special focus. The quarterly magazine of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics features a number of articles about the latest developments in Planets and other European Commission funded digital preservation projects.

This issue is introduced by Pat Manson, Head of Unit, Cultural Heritage & Technology Enhanced Learning, Information Society and Media Directorate General.

You can read about Planets in the following articles:

The Planets Interoperability Framework by Ross King (pp. 14-15)

HOPPLA- Archiving System for Small Institutions by Michael Greifeneder, Stephan Strodl, Petar Petrov and Andreas Rauber (pp. 18-19)

Tackling the Problem of Complex Interaction Processes in Emulation and Migration Strategies by Klaus Rechert and Dirk von Suchodoletz (pp.22-23)

Trustworthy Preservation Planning with Plato by Christoph Becker, Hannes Kulovits and Andreas Rauber (pp. 24-25)

The Planets Testbed: A Collaborative Research Environment for Digital Preservation by Brian Aitken and Andrew Lindley (pp. 33-35)

The Art of Preserving Digital Creativity in Planets by Andrew McHugh and Leonidas Konstantelos (pp. 44-45)

Communication and Preservation in Academic Research: Current Practices and Future Needs by Filip Kruse and Annette Balle Sørensen (pp. 47-48)

Preservation Planning: User Requirements for Digitally Preserved Materials by Annette Balle Sørensen and Filip Kruse (pp. 48-49)

ERCIM aims to encourage collaboration between the research community and industry in ICT and applied mathematics. Its 20 member institutes are national centres of excellence involved in EU research programmes with SMEs and industrial companies. Read the articles and the full ERCIM News Special Theme on digital preservation.

Planetarium - Planets Newsletter Issue 9

Posted on 25th March 2010
The Planets Project is happy to announce its ninth newsletter. This newsletter features a spotlight on Preservation Planning: Protecting Files For The Future, presents research in the impact of transition from analogue to digital communication on researchers and civil servants, and also contain an article about how the Planets research partners develop tools and services and put Planets into practice. In addition you will find an article about Planets and the OAIS. The newsletter also contains a News Round Up and a list of Planets publications and presentations at events. More Info

Planets End of Project Conference

Posted on 20th April 2010
Members of the digital preservation community are invited to join leading researchers and developers from the Planets project for their end of project conference in Berlin. More Information and registration details