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The World Library and Information Congress 2012, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, will...

The Digital Humanities international conference will be hosted by the University of Hamburg...

The 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2011) will take place...

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2011, 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly...

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Communication in the digital context is more fragile than appears. Process requires sender and receiver using compatible technologies which in turn that evolve quickly, differently and continuously. How to maintain the ability to interpret and display in the future information that is understood today?

The SHAMAN Project addresses the need of Digital Preservation from the information life-cycle management perspective, for maintaining the information accessible beyond the bounds of the media technological change, while ensuring authenticity and integrity during all information and object lifecycle. As prosperity for future generations is linked to keeping value of today’s digital assets by granting proper access to digital content in the future, Digital Preservation has been seen in SHAMAN Project as communication with the future.

The SHAMAN project is about to finish and up to have its 4th technical and final review. During the last year of the SHAMAN project, the Consortium has integrated, evaluated and promoted for their take-up three exemplary application solution prototypes in three different domains with concrete application context: memory institutions, industrial design and engineering and, at a more conceptual level, in e-science raw data treatment. These prototypes have been implemented within the three so-called Integration & Demonstration Subprojects (ISP), each one devoted to the following domains:

  • ISP-1 – Document Production, Archival, Access and Reuse in the Context of Memory Institutions for Scientific and Governmental Collections
  • ISP-2 – Simple and Connected Object Production, Archival and Reuse in the Industrial Design and Engineering Domain
  • ISP-3 – e-Science Data-Acquisition and Harmonization Test Bed

What is new

Jan 25th 2012

Six new just published SHAMAN reports can be found and freely downloaded from our SHAMAN/...

Jan 12th 2012

The Smithsonian Museum has recovered sound from six experimental Volta disks made between 1881...

Jan 12th 2012

As the value and quantity of digital content continues to increase, it becomes a mission-...

Apr 4th 2011

DataTresorDisc (DTD) from Northern Star spol, s.r.o., (Czech Republic), undertakes the optical...