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The DLM Forum Foundation have announced the dates of their Member Meeting and AGM. These will take place at the premises of the Dutch National Archives in The Hague (Den Haag) on 8 and 9 June 2016.

18 experts from 10 European countries and institution will share their projects, results, insights and dilemmas in the field of sustainability and access, automated records management, standards, big data and legal aspects. The E-ARK project is also well represented by a special session in which latest developments – including many new tools - are shown.

Details of this event are shown on the DLM Forum Website.

We are pleased to report that the European Commission have formally accepted our Year 2 work at the end of year review held in Luxembourg recently. We will now continue with our pilot deployments in Year 3.

The E-ARK Project have released 2 new deliverables:

D2.3 - Detailed Pilots Specification

As the project prepares to deploy its tools and services, this deliverable details the technical and other requirements for each of the pilot sites.

This report provides details of each pilot - both the 7 core pilots and a number of additional 'stretch' pilots that either extend scenarios in the main pilots or apply them in different contexts.

This document can be downloaded by clicking here


D8.1.3 - Project Communication Strategy - Year 3 Update

Each year, the E-ARK Project publishes an updated Communications Strategy, specifying the focus of its dissemination activities proposed for the coming year. This is the version covering the final year of the Project.

The document can be downloaded by clicking here

The E-ARK Project have published the Summary of their Year 2 Report submitted to the European Commission.

This summarises the project's activities during the year at work package level.

The report can be downloaded by clicking here.

As it enters its final year, the E-ARK Project has released 4 new deliverables, all of which are accessible for download from this site.

Details are as follows

  • D3.3 - E-ARK SIP Pilot Specification. This is an update to the draft specification which was previously released as D3.2. This document should be read in conjunction with D3.3 SMURF - the semantically marked up record format - Profile
  • D4.3 - E-ARK AIP Pilot Specification. It presents the E-ARK AIP format specification as it will be used by the pilots (implementations in pilot organizations). The deliverable is a follow-up version of E-ARK deliverable D4.2 “E-ARK AIP draft specification”.
  • D6.2 - E-ARK Integrated Platform Reference Implementation. This document describes a set of software components that have been developed in order to realize the EARK Integrated Platform Reference Implementation Prototype for storing, searching, and accessing E-ARK Information Packages on a scalable infrastructure.
  • D7.3 - E-ARK Prototype of the Knowledge Centre Service. This deliverable details the Knowledge Centre Prototype - an aggregator of services developed under the scope of the E-ARK Project and available at

These documents are all online on our website and are available for download from here.

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