Archiving and preservation for research environments

CEF eArchiving Building Block Workshop

The CEF eArchiving Building Block is holding a three-day workshop at end of January 2021, featuring presentations, interviews, use cases and panel discussions to gain practical knowledge on how eArchiving is helping data producers, archives and solution providers tackle the issues of long-term accessibility of information.

Financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the purpose of the CEF eArchiving Building Block is to promote the uptake and accelerate the use of eArchiving specifications amongst both public and private entities established in the EU.

The benefits to both users and the wider economy of adopting eArchiving include:

  • Flexibility: supports scaling of digital archival systems from small to very large
  • Standardisation: enables information assets to be transmitted, preserved and re-used across borders as well as time
  • Efficiency: accelerates the delivery time of a working digital archive, while controlling costs
  • Transparency: ensures a high level of confidence among all participants in the information value chain
  • Risk management: reduces risks in information assurance

Arkivum, Libnova and T-Systems, the service providers leading the three consortia selected in the ARCHIVER Prototype Design Phase to build prototypes of their hybrid archival and preservation services, will present their solutions during the CEF Archiving workshop: The future of Digital Archiving across Europe which is taking place on the 28th of January from 11:20 to 11:50.


25.01 Introduction 
10:00 - 10:05 Opening Session
10:05 - 11:05 eArchiving Introduction 

01 For Data Producers
11:30 - 11:45 Demonstration of database preservation toolkit -Luís Faria
11:50 - 12:05 Use Case - Norwegian Health Archives - Stephen Mackey and Hanne Mari
12:05 - 12:15 Q&A
12:30 - 12:50 Panel Discussion: "The European directive on open data and FAIR principles: Impact on long-term preservation of government and research data". - Moderator: David Anderson -José Borbinha; Joy Davidson; Igor Kuzma; Andreas Rauber; Danielle Rizzi
12:50 - 13:00 Final Q&A

27.01 02 For Archives & Preservation
10:00 - 10:15 Presentation
10:20 - 10:35 Demonstration (Validation) - Carl Wilson
10:35 - 10:45 Q&A
10:50 - 11:05 Use case & interview: The National Archives (UK) - Interviewee: John Sheridan - Moderator: Martin Wrigley
11:20 - 11:40 Panel discussion: "Digital Cultural Heritage" - Moderator: Marinos Ioannides - Jan Dalsten Sørensen (DNA); Mar Perez Morillo (BNE); Stephen Mackey (PIQL); Hans Laagland (TRESOAR)
11:40 - 12:00 Final Q&A

28.01 03 For Solutions providers
10:00 - 10:15 Presentation
10:20 - 10:35 Demonstration (Validation) -Carl Wilson
10:35 - 10:45 Q&A
10:50 - 11:05 Use case: "eArchiving use in start-ups - The Digital Innovation Challenge finalists" - OpenCityPlus - CleverBooks
11:20 - 11:50 Panel discussion: "The future of Digital Archiving across Europe" - Moderator: Natasia Milic-Frayling - Sourin Bobeica
11:50 - 12:00: Final Q&A