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Salzburg Research
Project co-ordinator
Andrea Mulrenin
,
andrea.mulrenin@salzburgresearch.at
Phone: +43-(0)662-2288-304
Guntram Geser
,
guntram.geser@salzburgresearch.at
Phone: +43-(0)662-2288-303
DigiCULT Forum secretariat
John Pereira
,
john.pereira@salzburgresearch.at
Phone: +43-(0)662-2288-521
Project partners
HATII
- Humanities Advanced
Technology and Information Institute
University of Glasgow
Contact: Seamus Ross,
s.ross@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Contact: Friso Visser,
friso.visser@nl.pwcglobal.com
Further information including the DigiCULT
final report 2001, `Technological Landscapes
for Tomorrow's Cultural Economy',can be
found at
http://www.digicult.info
Co-operation deemed inevitable
Developing the necessary data structures through
co-operation and co-ordination:
`The sensible thing to do is to try and develop standards,
predefined structures, meta-data and interchangeable
formats, through co-operation between the public sector
and industry. Not on a local or national level, but on a
European and international level. Only through co-
operation and co-ordination, can we realise the goal that
'electronic archives are the memory of the information
society', as Commissioner Erkki Liikanen has put it.'
Ulrich Kampffmeyer
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Member of the Board of Directors of AIIM
International,
President of Project Consult, Germany
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NTEGRITY AND
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UTHENTICITY OF
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IGITAL
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Major goals ahead
Combining the advantages of a traditio-
nal paper archive - tenability, identity and
integrity, with those of an electronic
archive - accessibility, ease of use:
`It will take some time, possibly some
decades, before a stable symbiosis has been
realised. But, eventually, it will happen. I
am an optimist. Archives have survived
1000 or more years, so I trust we can
use digitalisation to our advantage as well.'
Hartmut Weber
President, Bundesarchiv, Germany
T
here was common agreement at the DigiCULT Forum expert round table, that
the traditional archiving methods no longer suffice in preserving digital objects,
nor in maintaining their continuing identity and integrity.The observation was
made, that the demands of rapid technological advancement is shifting the traditional
preserver/archivist role, from the silent detached collector into the role of a media asset
manager, integrated in the natural workflow of digital objects.The challenge will come
in combining the traditional methods with the new processes and systems, in preserving
digital objects. Such preservation processes will function automatically and behind the
scenes. For example, the automatic generation of preservation essential metadata at the
time of creation. For an indepth look into this topic please refer to the upcoming
DigiCULT Thematic Issue.
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HAT THE EXPERTS HAD TO SAY
Interviews with Mr.Weber
and Mr. Kampffmeyer will
be included in the upcoming
DigiCULT Thematic Issue
on `Integrity and
Authenticity of Digital
Objects', August 2002.