10291 Report – Automation in Digital Preservation

Authors Jean-Pierre Chanod, Milena Dobreva, Andreas Rauber, Seamus Ross, Vittore Casarosa

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Jean-Pierre Chanod
Milena Dobreva
Andreas Rauber
Seamus Ross
Vittore Casarosa

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Jean-Pierre Chanod, Milena Dobreva, Andreas Rauber, Seamus Ross, and Vittore Casarosa. 10291 Report – Automation in Digital Preservation. In Automation in Digital Preservation. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 10291, pp. 1-14, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2010)


Digital Preservation has evolved into a specialized, interdisciplinary research discipline of its own, seeing significant increases in terms of research capacity, results, but also challenges. However, with this specialization and subsequent formation of a dedicated subgroup of researchers active in this field, limitations of the challenges addressed can be observed. Digital preservation research may seem to react to problems arising, fixing problems that exist now, rather than proactively researching new solutions that may be applicable only after a few years of maturing. Recognising the benefits of bringing together researchers and practitioners with various professional backgrounds related to digital preservation, a seminar was organized in Schloss Dagstuhl, at the Leibniz Center for Informatics (18‐23 July 2010), with the aim of addressing the current digital preservation challenges, with a specific focus on the automation aspects in this field. The main goal of the seminar was to outline some research challenges in digital preservation, providing a number of "research questions" that could be immediately tackled, e.g. in Doctoral Thesis. The seminar intended also to highlight the need for the digital preservation community to reach out to IT research and other research communities outside the immediate digital preservation domain, in order to jointly develop solutions.
  • interdisciplinary research in digital preservation
  • research challenges in digital preservation


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