Plato: a service-oriented decision support system for preservation planning

C. Becker, H. Kulovits, A. Rauber, H. Hofman:
"Plato: a service-oriented decision support system for preservation planning";
Vortrag: 8th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (JCDL 2008), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 16.06.2008 - 20.06.2008; in:"Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries", ACM, New York (2008), ISBN: 978-1-59593-998-2; S. 367 - 370.

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Abstract:


The fast changes of technologies in today's information landscape have considerably shortened the lifespan of digital objects. Digital preservation has become a pressing challenge. Different strategies such as migration and emulation have been proposed; however, the decision for a specific tool e.g. for format migration or an emulator is very complex. The process of evaluating potential solutions against specific requirements and building a plan for preserving a given set of objects is called preservation planning. So far, it is a mainly manual, sometimes ad-hoc process with little or no tool support. This paper presents a service-oriented architecture and decision support tool that implements a solid preservation planning process and integrates services for content characterisation, preservation action and automatic object comparison to provide maximum support for preservation planning endeavours.