EGI CF 2014, Workshop: E-infrastructure and services for data preservation and curation

Helsinki, Finland

20 May 2014 - DCH-RP dissemination events

EGI Community Forum 2014

The workshop “E-infrastructure and services for data preservation and curation” will be held on 20th May in Helsinki within the EGI Community Forum 2014.

Over recent years, e-Infrastructures and DCH communities have established a dialogue and now several data-infrastructure projects exist, whose results can be adapted and re-used in the DCH domain. In particular, fruitful cooperation has started among these projects to test the services and tools developed to facilitate the storage, access and preservation of digital data and to provide feedback for the further improvement of such services.

The purposes of this workshop are:

  • To present the common registry of services and tools which is being developed jointly by DCH-RP & APARSEN and to discuss how to sustain it after the end of the project. The registry will contain descriptions of common user scenarios as well as information about the tools that may be used to implement them. In addition it will support searching the tools database using several criteria and it will also provide assessments and reviews of the most relevant tools. The aim of the registry is to help a broad range of DCH communities, institutions and projects to plan implementation of their digital preservation processes and to understand commonly available options by offering them integrated information from both projects.
  • To present the first results of the Proofs of Concept that have been conducted within DCH-RP, where e-infrastructure providers and cultural institution work together to test services and e-infrastructures to store and manage cultural digital resources.
  • To present the interim version of the roadmap for the long-term preservation of digital cultural content, which aims to help policy makers and programme owners to plan ahead and assist managerial teams of cultural institutions in taking decisions related to digital preservation and to support cultural heritage institutions in defining practical action plans with realistic timeframes for their implementation.
  • To attract new projects and initiatives working in the domain of DCH, e-infrastructures and digital preservation to find synergies and discuss opportunities for cooperation, starting from concrete use cases.

Room 8 - from 11:00 until 12:30 am.
Helsinki University, Main Building.


Chair: Antonella Fresa

11:00-11:10 Introduction to the workshop (Antonella Fresa, Promoter Srl)

11:10-11:20 A roadmap for the preservation of digital cultural content (Borje Justrell, Riksarkivet)

11:20-11:30 The DCH-RP registry of services (Michal Jankowski, PSNC)

11:30-11:40 APARSEN structured list of services for digital preservation (Felix Engel, FTK)

11:40-11:50 Experimenting with the use of e-infrastructures and services to manage and preserve cultural data (Michel Dresher,

11:50-12:00 Keeping culture alive: participative storage and access solutions for cultural and research institutions (Hilke Arijs,KIK-IRPA)

12:00-12:10 Sustainability of digital preservation services in the long term (Ed Fay, Open Planets Foundation)

12:10-12:30 Discussion


Registration for the EGI Community Forum main conference  is needed, at least for the day of the workshop.  It is possible to register  at

Moreover we kindly ask that you express your interest in participating in the workshop using the form available on this page