E-ARK project improving methods for digital archiving across the European archives domain
The E-ARK Project organized its final conference followed by workshops in Budapest, in the National Archives of Hungary on 6-8 December 2016.
The E-ARK Project is closely watched by many organizations in the world which are concerned with preserving their records in an efficient and reliable way. The conference gathered many guests, including a representative of NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) in the US, a representative of UNESCO at the World Meterological Office in Geneva and a representative of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.
The project teams were presenting a set of tools developed during the project and tested in several pilots across Europe. They focused on providing simple, efficient access to the workflows for the three main activities of an archive - acquiring, preserving and enabling re-use of information. The conference also highlighted insights from E-ARK pilots and presented the project's maturity model.
A special panel session with a number of industry experts was devoted to sustainability. During a signing ceremony several organizations committed to safeguarding and maintaining the outcomes of the project.
The Swiss Federal Archives – though not an official project partner – closely cooperated with E-ARK providing valuable expertise and inputs. Find more information about the project and its outcomes.
Streaming video from the at the European Commission is now available online.
The E-ARK project's recent Demo Day video includes an introduction to the project, presentations on the specifications that have been established and demonstrations of the tools and services that have been developed. The video will be of interest to anyone with the need for practical long-term digital record keeping solutions.