After the successful workshops and networking sessions jointly organised by DCH-RP and SCAPE (last year in Rome during the EUDAT Conference and at ICT 2013 in Vilnius), the two projects decides to formalise their cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
Aim of the agreement is to set up a common plan for the establishment of a Virtual Research Community for the Digital Preservation dedicated to the Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) sectors, to be acknowledged at European level by the world of e-infrastructure.
The next jointly planned activities include:
- Evaluate the possibility to set-up of a Proof-of-Concept in DCH-RP based on the work and prototypes developed in SCAPE targeted at demonstrating how e-Infrastructures can be of benefit for the DCH community, in particular for the preservation of digital cultural content.
- Organization of joint events, such as the DCH-RP workshop on e-infrastructures and services for data preservation and curation in the frame of the EGI Community Forum in Helsinki and the SCAPE/APARSEN workshop on Sustainability of Digital Preservation on EU Policy Level in the frame of the JCDL/TPDL Conference in London.