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nestor - network of expertise in long-term storage of digital resources in Germany

nestor is a cooperation association including partners from different fields, but all connected in some way with the subject of "digital preservation". The following cooperation partners are currently active in nestor:

nestor was set up as a BMBF (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research) sponsored project (2003-2009) and has been continued on an independent basis by the former project partners together with other organisations since July 2009.
As a network it brings together a disparate array of institutions affected by digital preservation, experts and active project participants, all committed to the exchange of information, the distribution of tasks, the development of standards and the exploitation of synergy effects etc.

nestor's work is not, however, restricted to Germany-based activities.The partners maintain close links with corresponding initiatives in other countries and are actively involved in European and international initiatives and projects.

nestor speakers

since June 2015

Prof. Dr. Robert Kretzschmar
President - Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg State Archive)

Dr. Elisabeth Niggemann
Director General - at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library)

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider
Chief Information Officer, Direktor of the Rechenzentrum der Universität Freiburg

Participation in nestor

Further institutions working in the field of digital preservation, or certain aspects of it, are always welcome to join or to cooperate with nestor.


Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 69 1525-1141
Fax: +49 69 1525-1799

Last update: 27.03.2017

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