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A Techno-Legal Analysis Of Digital Preservation In India

Digital Preservation is neither a technical nor a legal issue. Rather it is a techno-legal mandate that requires domain specific techno-legal expertise. The technology as well as legal issues are involved almost with all the segments of the society. The scope of digital preservation is increasing and so is its importance. The resource abovementioned is one of the few techno-legal resources that are analysing digital preservation from a techno-legal perspective.


European project with worldwide community, researching and implementing advanced open source software solutions for the sharing and exploitation of digital cultural resources. NOTE: To the best of our knowledge, this project is no longer active.  Please let us know if you have more current information!

Variable Media Network

Proposes an unconventional new preservation strategy that has emerged from the Guggenheim’s efforts to preserve its worldrenowned collection of conceptual, minimalist and video art.


European project on preservation towards storage and access: standardised practices for audio-visual content. NOTE: This project ended in 2008.  It was continued as the PrestoCentre project.


Proof-of-concept project to develop tools to support the new collaborative research infrastructure of the future.


Project to conceive, design and implement an industrial strength open provenance architecture for grid systems. NOTE: This project ended in 2006.

Repository Interoperability Framework (RIFF) Submission Service Source Code

The RIFF Submission Service provides a service-oriented framework to support the packaging and routing of content and metadata from a source application to a target repository.

Automated Obsolescence Notification System (AONS) II

AONS (Automated Obsolescence Notification System) notifies repository managers about formats within digital resources in their repositories and alerts them to potential problems relevant to obsolescence and long term usage.

Collection Services Infrastructure (COSI) Framework

COSI is a web applications framework built to provide authentication (via either LDAP or the built-in service) and roles based access to modules of grouped functionality (or sub applications). More information about COSI can be found at the APSR web site. COSI is built with PHP (5.2.1) and PostgreSQL (8.2.3), and has been tested running under Apache 2.2.4 on Redhat Linux 9 and Mac OS X 10.4, but should also run on windows (and maybe even under Internet Information Server). PHP should be configured with pgsql, libxml, xsl, ldap, and open ssl.

Online Research Collections Australia (ORCA) Registry

The ORCA Registry software provides for a registry of collection level (and associated service, party and activity) metadata that is based on the ISO 2146 draft standard. More information about ORCA can be found at the APSR web site. The ORCA Registry software consists of a PostgreSQL database that is managed/utilised by a PHP module housed within an instance of the COSI framework.