Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval (CASPAR)

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Access, Search, Preservation

How can digital data still be used and understood in the future when systems, software, and everyday knowledge continues to change?

CASPAR - Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval - was an Integrated Project co-financed by the European Union within the Sixth Framework Programme (Priority IST-2005-2.5.10, "Access to and preservation of cultural and scientific resources"). This is the website of the project, with a community network on preserving digital information.

The intentions of the project were:
*Implement, extend, and validate the OAIS reference model (ISO:14721:2003)


*Enhance the techniques for capturing Representation Information and other preservation related information for content objects

*Design virtualisation services supporting long term digital resource preservation, despite changes in the underlying computing (hardware and software) and storage systems, and the Designated Communities.

*Integrate digital rights management, authentication, and accreditation as standard features of CASPAR.

*Research more sophisticated access to and use of preserved digital resources including intuitive query and browsing mechanisms

*Develop case studies to validate the CASPAR approach to digital resource preservation across different user communities and assess the conditions for a successful replication.

*Actively contribute to the relevant standardisation activities in areas addressed by CASPAR.

*Raise awareness about the critical importance of digital preservation among the relevant user-communities and facilitate the emergence of a more diverse offer of systems and services for preservation of digital resources.