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DP4lib - Digital Preservation for Libraries


Based on the technical and other results of the kopal project, the German National Library and the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (SUB) collaborated with other partners on the DP4lib project to create a long-term preservation infrastructure which offers maximum usability and flexibility. A technical infrastructure and also the service and operating models necessary for establishing long-term preservation services were set up. Furthermore, a cost model was devised for this project; this was used to calculate the costs of the new services.

The experienced gained was crystallised into a manual which can be used for subsequent projects or for institutions setting up a digital long-term digital archiving system.

The project also spawned a further project: DP4lib-Engaged. The aims of this are to integrate the project results from DP4lib in the online publication procedures of the German National Library and also to expand the existing catalogue of services for long-term digital preservation.

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Project duration

December 2009 - February 2012

Project homepage (available only in German)

Last update: 26.10.2012

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