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The Future of the Past – Shaping new visions for EU-research in digital preservation

Joy Davidson | 15 June 2011

On 4-5 May 2011, the Eurpoean Commission's Cultural Heritage and Technology Enhanced Learning unit hosted a workshop for invited experts in the field of digital preservation. It was attended by around 60 representatives from universities and research centres, memory institutions, and industry.

The event started with a stock-take of achievements and ongoing activities funded under the ICT programme, presenting the portfolio of digital preservation projects and the research roadmaps proposed by the community so far. This presentation was based on a report commissioned for the event which can be downloaded from the event website. The main part of the workshop consisted of group discussions providing input to the digital preservation research agenda within the next EU framework programme for research and innovation (Common Strategic Framework, 2013-2020).

The Executive summary and full report from the workshop along with the report "Research on Digital Preservation within projects co-funded by the European Union in the ICT programme" are now available.