DCH-RP project (Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for Preservation) is a Coordination Action supported by the European Commission under the FP7 e-Infrastructure Capacities Programme, to design a Roadmap for the implementation of a federated e-Infrastructure for preservation of DCH content. The Roadmap will be supplemented by practical tools for decision makers and validated through a range of proofs of concept, where cultural institutions and e-Infrastructure providers work together on concrete experiments.
APARSEN is a Network of Excellence that brings together an extremely diverse set of practitioner organizations and researchers in order to bring coherence, cohesion and continuity to research into barriers to the long-term accessibility and usability of digital information and data, exploiting our diversity by building a long-lived Virtual Centre of Digital Preservation Excellence.
The main objectives of the cooperation, which started since year with the organisation of many joint events (EGI CF 2013, EUDAT Conference, ICT 2013, EGI-APARSEN workshop on big data, EGI CF 2014) are:
- To set-up of a Proof-of-Concept in DCH-RP, based on the work and prototypes developed in APARSEN. targeted at demonstrating how e-Infrastructures can be of benefit for the DCH community, in particular for the preservation of digital cultural content.
- To develop a common registry of services and tools focused on digital preservation, which integrates the results and the achievements of the two projects and which will be badged as a joint collaboration DCH-RP & APARSEN.
The result of this cooperation has been formalised by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.