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DAVID Project:
Digital Archiving in Flemish
Institutions and Administrations
A research project in Flanders about
digital durability in a governmental
environment. It is a project of the
Foundation for Scientific Research within
the scope of the Max Wildiers Foundation
and is a cooperation between the Antwerp
City Archives and the Interdisciplinary
Centre for Law and Informatics of the
K.U.Leuven.
A manual with guidelines for archiving
digital records will be made available end
of 2003.That will also be the final date of
the DAVID-project.
http://www.dma.be/david/
US: Ninch
During 2002 the US NINCH will
publish its Guide to Good Practice in the
Digital Representation & Management of
Cultural Heritage Materials. It will be an
online handbook in decision-tree format
for members of the community who are
digitizing and networking cultural resour-
ces.The Guide will be available initially
on their web site as an html document. In
the next phase of production, it will
deploy an innovative presentation interface
enabling users to navigate the text
through a layered format. For more, see
their Tools for Today section. Further
publication information will be made
available through the NINCH website
http://www.ninch.org/programs/tools.html
Museums, Archives & Libraries
Encouraged to Apply for High
Performance Internet
Connection Funds
The US Directorate for Computer and
Information Science and Engineering
(CISE) High Performance Network
Connections for Science and Engineering
Research (HPNC) has announced that it
encourages additional U.S. institutions of
higher education and institutions with
significant research and education missions
to establish high performance Internet con-
nections (at or above 45mbits per second)
where required to facilitate cutting edge
science and engineering research.
http://www.interact.nsf.gov/cise/
Budapest Open
Access Initiative
The Budapest Open Access Initiative arises
from a small but lively meeting convened
in Budapest by the Open Society Institute
(OSI) on December 1-2, 2001.
The purpose of the meeting was to acce-
lerate progress in the international effort
to make research articles in all academic
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fields freely available on the internet. Also
OSI announces grants for open access
journals.
http://www.soros.org/openaccess/
grants-journals.shtml
InterPARES 2 Launched
The Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
has granted a second phase of the
InterPARES Project. InterPARES 2:
Experiential, Interactive and Dynamic
Records began on January 1, 2002 and
will continue until December 31, 2006. It
is based on the findings of the original
InterPARES Project.
http://www.sshrc.ca/
http://www.interpares.org/
ip2_index.cfm