- The Solutions
Data is immensively complicated.
Digital preservation involves a series of activities necessary to ensure continued access to research data for as long as necessary while keeping its intellectual control. Many research projects are currently struggling to preserve their data and associated products (metadata, software, documentation, etc.), as the current archiving and preservation capabilities are inadequate in terms of scale and fall below expectations, while data stewardship costs are frequently underestimated.
ARCHIVER identified the current gaps in preservation services offered in the public sector, taking lessons learned from past initiatives. ARCHIVER put these models into practice for multiple scientific disciplines in order to simplify data management, making costs more predictable and helping to reduce fragmentation in data stewardship practices across scientific domains.
In June 2022 ARCHIVER was announced finalist for the Award for Collaboration and Cooperation, which celebrates significant collaboration across institutional, professional, sectoral and geographical boundaries which have had a demonstrable and positive impact on digital preservation.
ARCHIVER contribution to Long Term Data Preservation challenges is described in this article featured CONNECT40, the latest issue of the GÉANT CONNECT magazine.