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Digital Memory Project

Bulding the CERN Digital OAIS Archive

The Digital Memory project aims at building a long term digital preservation solution on top of the CERN Cloud infrastructure. It targets historical content of the CERN patrimony that requires pro-active treatment to guarantee it will not disappear. Four main sub-projects are addressed:

  • Digitising the complete collection of 20th century analogic multimedia: audio, films, videos and images.
  • Setting up an OAIS compliant platform (ISO) to host Archival Information packages, using the Archivematica software.
  • Enabling workflows to capture digitally-born content that should be preserved.
  • Promoting with modern rendering the exceptional content that shows up during the acquisition of old ‘forgotten’ assets.