Distributed Preservation Services: Integrating Planning and Actions

C. Becker, M. Ferreira, M. Kraxner, A. Rauber, A. Baptista, J. Ramalho:
"Distributed Preservation Services: Integrating Planning and Actions";
Vortrag: ECDL 2008, Aarhus, Denmark; 14.09.2008 - 19.09.2008; in:"Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL'08)", B. Christensen-Dalsgaard, D. Castelli, B. Ammitzbøll Jurik, J. Lippincott (Hrg.); Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5173 (2008), ISBN: 978-3-540-87598-7; S. 25 - 36.

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Digital preservation has turned into an active field of research. The most prominent approaches today are migration and emulation; especially considering migration, a range of working tools is available, each with specific strengths and weaknesses. The decision process on which actions to take to preserve a given set of digital objects for future access, i.e., preservation planning, is usually an ad-hoc procedure with little tool support and even less support for automation.
This paper presents the integration of tools and services for object migration and characterization through a service oriented architecture into a planning tool called Plato, thus creating a distributed and highly automated preservation planning environment.