Cairo Tools Survey

The Cairo tools survey is a document listing and describing tools applicable to the preparation of digital archives for ingest into a preservation repository.

Cairo was a project funded under the "Tools and Innovation" strand of the JISC's capital programme on Repositories and Preservation. It intended to develop a tool for ingesting complex collections of born-digital materials, with basic descriptive, preservation and relationship metadata, into a preservation repository. The project was based on needs identified by the JISC-funded Paradigm project and the Wellcome Library's Digital Curation in Action project. It was a key building block in the partner institutions' strategy to develop digital repository architectures which can support the development of digital collections over the long-term.

The project ended in 2008.

Last reviewed: 
22 February, 2012