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Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics

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Toward the integration of emulation and virtualization strategies into the conservation of software-based art collections

Toward the integration of emulation and virtualization strategies into the conservation of software-based art collections
Part of PERICLES core mission is finding ways to manage the challenges posed by the changing technical environments of complex digital content. For software-based artworks, obsolescence of the original technical platform and the resulting need to migrate the work to a new one, can result in inaccurate performance of the work, or at worst, render it completely inaccessible. Emulation and... Read more >

Exploring appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in the data continuum

Exploring appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in the data continuum
PERICLES was invited by the IDCC to run a workshop on 25 February 2016 as part of the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16, Amsterdam). We prepared a half-day session on appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in relation to the lives of complex digital objects. The workshop was designed to introduce participants to some of the key concepts being explored... Read more >

October workshops: Introducing experts to key PERICLES concepts

October workshops: Introducing experts to key PERICLES concepts
Last month PERICLES ran two workshops with practitioners and experts in the fields of digital preservation and science data. The full-day events were organised at two different locations, London (15 October) and Brussels (29 October) to introduce specific topics that are key elements within PERICLES research and development. The first workshop entitled 'Model-driven approach to... Read more >

PERICLES workshop on “Automated capture of the environment in a sheer curation context”

PERICLES workshop on “Automated capture of the environment in a sheer curation context”
PERICLES joined the 10 th International Digital Curation Conference with a half day workshop on ‘Automated capture of the environment in a sheer curation context’ on February 11, 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London, UK. The aim of the workshop was to disseminate current outputs to people tasked with all aspects of long-term use of data. In addition, it was an opportunity to engage with... Read more >

The Carrington event from August 28 to September 5, 1859: a search for a major geophysical event.

The Carrington event from August 28 to September 5, 1859: a search for a major geophysical event.
The beginning of September 1859 was the occasion of the first and unique observation of a giant solar white light flare, (a bright zone appearing in the middle of a sunspot). Auroral displays were observed at low latitudes and geomagnetic observatories recorded exceptional storms.  This event is known as the Carrington event after the astronomer who observed it, this astronomer was at the... Read more >