APARSEN Deliverables

Virtual Centre of Excellence and Common Vision

Without the ability to provide access to digital objects and data within a repository digital preservation fails.
APARSEN will provide some of the answers as to how access can be maintained through work on identifiers and citability, data policies and governance, and digital rights.

APARSEN will be examining issues relating to interoperability, intelligibility and scalability to help develop a roadmap for how data and digital objects can remain useable and understandable in the long-term.

The issue of trust is at the core of all digital preservation work. How do we trust that a digital object or data is what it claims to be? APARSEN will address issues of trust through work on testing environments, authenticity and provenance, annotation and data quality, and repository certification.

The APARSEN team has been working hard over the past year and some of the results about the important issue of Trust and digital preservation are now available.
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Digital repositories must be sustainable if they are to meet their preservation commitments in the medium to long-term. Work within APARSEN on topics such as cost/benefit analysis, preservation services, storage, and business cases will seek to bring together disparate research around this topic to help us build sustainable repositories

APARSEN brochure on Sustainability (here for print quality)

  • D21.1 Overview of preservation services
    Study of services related to long-term digital preservation, the needs for them and approaches to classify them.
    What is meant by services for digital preservation (more in section 2)? What types of high-level service could there be (more in section 3)? What implementations exist of these high-level services (more in section 3)? How do the high-level services cover the range of what is required for a trustworthy digital repository (more in section 4)?
  • D23.1 Storage solutions summary of inputs
    What options are available for storage, including in-house and use of external storage providers?
  • D23.2 Storage solutions analysis report
    An integrated view of the options for storage solutions for preservation of digital resources.
  • D32.1 Report on cost parameters for digital repositories
    High level analysis of published cost models as well as the initial findings of a review of their cost parameters is provided.
  • D32.2 Report on testing of cost models and further analysis of cost parameters
    The results of the analysis of cost parameters and the testing of cost models used within digital preservation both for services and repositories is provided. The relationship between costs and benefits is also reviewed in the context of digital preservation.
  • D36.1 Business preparedness report
    The preparedness in accordance to the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Task Force have been mapped to identify implementation gaps.
  • D36.2 Exemplar business cases
    Focuses on the lessons learnt from exemplary business cases, of economically-sustainable digital preservation initiatives.

APARSEN will align activities, resources and working practices across partner organisation.


We hope you will find these reports informative and will be excited by the proposals which make sure that these paper reports give rise to practical help for funders, repositories, publishers and users of all levels of expertise..

APARSEN organised webinars and workshops to discuss all these and more.