During November 2016, Open Preservation Foundation is running two webinars with the E-ARK (European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation) project to introduce their key outcomes. The topics will cover the interoperability specifications developed by the project and the tools which implement these specifications.
E-ARK is a multinational big data research project that aims to improve the methods and technologies of digital archiving, in order to achieve consistency on a Europe-wide scale. Tackling a range of problems associated with independent record-keeping technologies, systems and practices, E-ARK aims to impact the development of internationally accessible archives through: the provision of technical specifications and tools, the development of an integrated archiving infrastructure, the demonstration of improved availability, access and use, and the rigorous analysis of aggregated sets of archival data. Running from 1st February 2014 to 31st January 2017 it is co-funded by the European Commission under its ICT Policy Support Programme (PSP) within its Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).
For more information about E-ARK visit: http://www.eark-project.com/
Webinar 1. Introducing E-ARK specifications and the E-ARK Web platform
2 November 2016 11:00 GMT / 12:00 CET
The first webinar provides an introduction to the E-ARK Common Specification and the E-ARK Web environment for scalable digital archiving. Read more.
- Andrew Wilson (University of Brighton)
- Jan Rörden (Austrian Institute of Technology)
Webinar 2. Database preservation solutions in E-ARK
9 November 2016 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET
The second webinar provides a detailed overview of the SIARD 2.0 format for preserving relational databases (developed in collaboration between E-ARK and the Swiss Federal Archives) and a demo of the Database Preservation Toolkit. Read more.
- Anders Bo Nielsen (National Archives of Denmark)
- Luis Faria (KEEP Solutions)
The webinars will last approximately one hour.