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Blog

The EcoBuilder - A Tool to Integrate the Digital Ecosystem Model into the PERICLES picture

We are delighted to announce the release of the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM) and the EcoBuilder , a Java tool to create DEM instances. The DEM is an ontology for modelling the interwoven relations, dependencies, and interactions of entities in digital ecosystems. Digital ecosystems encompass digital objects and their environments including their technical infrastructure, community relations, policies, and processes. The DEM...

A workshop on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video

During late July 2016, Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer delivered two workshops at Tate Britain in London on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video. These two workshops are a good example of the type of impact projects such as PERICLES can have and the resulting motivation they can engender, in this case leading on from the collaboration between Dave Rice and the PERICLES Project on...

Policy implementation and change management - the PERICLES way

In this blog post we present a practical example of how the PERICLES model-driven approach can help to implement, automate and manage change in a policy. 'Automatic policy application and change management’ was also the focus of one of the 'PERICLES in Practice' sessions at the final project conference ‘Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP’ . In this presentation (available on...

The Entity Registry and Model Repository (ERMR)

A central objective of the PERICLES project is to develop and implement new ways of managing the digital assets in evolving ecosystem, across different technologies and software infrastructures, in order to promote long-term sustainability of collections and to foster collaborative research on shared data. In this brave new world, greater focus is now being laid on the much larger challenges of exploiting big data and how to...

Space Science Data Portal

In this blog post we introduce the Space Science Data Portal, an application developed in the context of PERICLES to fit a preservation system in the workflow of the Belgian User Support and Operations Centre (B.USOC) with a particular focus on the SOLAR experiment that is operated by B.USOC. This case study prototype spawned from PERICLES Work Package (WP) 6 , which aims at producing technologies for demonstrating workflows and...

The Digital Ecosystem Model

We are pleased to introduce the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM), which has been developed by project partner University of Goettingen in the framework of PERICLES’ integrated approach to model-driven preservation. The DEM is based on the Linked Resource Model ( LRM ) also developed within the PERICLES project. In contrast to the very high level of abstraction of the LRM, the DEM represents a middle layer ontology on the way to...

Videos

PERICLES seminar - Göteborg Book Fair, 22 September 2016

How can we access digital objects created 20 years ago and 100 years from now? Music, photographs, videos, scientific data and art are all examples of content which is now stored digitally. How are the institutions that are collecting enormous amounts of digital content – libraries, museums, archives and research institutes – going to make sure that the material is accessible in the future as well? 100 years from now, will we...

Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP

In this series of videos we offer some highlights from PERICLES final project conference 'Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP' , which took place at the Wellcome Collection Conference centre in London on 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2016. This conference took a closer look at what research is being carried out as regards the challenge of changing environments, and what solutions are being proposed in support of...

The EcoBuilder and Digital Ecosystem Modelling

This is an introduction to the Ecobuilder, a tool for the creation of Digital Ecosystem Models (DEMs) via Java API or via GUI developed by Anna-Grit Eggers with the University of Goettingen (Germany). The DEM is a means to express the network of dependencies, and interactions of entities in digital ecosystems. The tool has been developed within PERICLES, a four-year Integrated Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union under...

An introduction to the Entity Registry Model Repository (ERMR)

In this video we introduce the Entity Registry Model Repository (ERMR), a scalable data management system based on open standards that can be used to store data and capture the provenance of data and workflows. The ERMR was developed by project partner University of Liverpool. As a central building block in the architectural PERICLES framework, the ERMR contributes to the change management approach. The ERMR is available on:...

PERICLES Technical Appraisal tool

This is an introduction to the PERICLES Technical Appraisal Tool, which was developed by Simon Waddington and Jun Zhang from King's College London with input from other project partners. The tool has been developed within PERICLES, a four-year Integrated Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union under its Seventh Framework Programme (ICT Call 9). The PERICLES Technical Appraisal tool will be available by 31 March 2017 under...

PRESERVEWARE - a digital preservation hub

In this video, we introduce PRESERVEWARE an open portal for all IT solutions and relevant research dedicated to managing and preserving digital assets over time. PRESERVEWARE was developed by PERICLES project partner DOTSOFT to offer a sustainable digital preservation hub bridging the gap between research, practice and technology. PRESERVEWARE is a community-led platform free for all to browse, discover and contribute with...

Publications

A Model-driven Approach to Preservation of Complex Digital Objects in Space Science - SciDataCon 2016

This paper was presented by Simon Waddington from project partner King's College London at the SciDataCon 2016 workshop entitled 'Curating all that Big Data: Modeling Challenges and New Implementation Innovations' (Denver, Colorado, USA, 13 September 2016). The paper discussed PERICLES work on Space Science Data with respect to Big Data workflows, curation and modeling strategies.

Digital Preservation Based on Contextualized Dependencies - DocEng2016

This paper was presented at DocEng16 (Vienna, 13-16 September 2016) by Nikolaos Lagos and Jean-Yves Vion-Dury from PERICLES project partner Xerox who are currently leading work in WP3 'Dependency and change management models for digital ecosystems' . The publication is available at http://www.xrce.xerox.com/Research-Development/Publications/2016-031

A Framework for Measuring Semantic Drift in Ontologies - SuCCESS'16

This paper was presented by Efstratios Kontopoulos from PERICLES project partner CERTH/ITI at the 1st Int. Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics (SuCCESS'16) co-located within SEMANTiCS 2016 (Leipzig, Germany 12-15 September 2016). The full proceedings fo the workshop are available here: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1695/

Taking a long-term perspective - Maintaining digital assets by managing their evolving digital ecosystems

As digital content and its related metadata are generated and used across different phases of the information lifecycle, and in a continually evolving digital environment, the concept of a fixed and stable ‘final’ version that needs to be preserved becomes less appropriate. As well as dealing with technological change and obsolescence, long-term sustainability requires us to address changes in context. Such a changing...

An ontology supporting planning, analysis, and simulation of evolving Digital Ecosystems - MEDES 2016

This paper introduces the PERICLES model-driven approach for the long-term preservation of digital objects in evolving ecosystems. It describes the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM), an ontology to model those complex digital entities (DEs) and the EcoBuilder tool to support scenario experts in modelling aspects of interests of their DEs with the DEM for further investigation and maintenance. This paper was presented by Johannes...

SemaDrift: A Protégé Plugin for Measuring Semantic Drift in Ontologies - Drift-a-LOD workshop

This paper was presented by Efstratios Kontopoulos from PERICLES project partner CERTH/IT at the DRIFT-a-LOD workshop (Detection, Representation and Management of Concept Drift in Linked Open Data), which took place in Bologna (Italy) on 20 November 2016. This full-day workshop aimed at bringing together different communities that define, identify and manage the dynamics of concepts in their knowledge bases using various...

An overview of Semantic Change: Understanding the Phenomenon, Current Trends and Future Research Roadmap

This report results from over a year (2016) of discussions and knowledge sharing within the PERICLES Community of Practice on Evolving Semantics , which brought together a group of researchers and academics interested in the research and application of the area of evolving semantics. The document also touches upon recent research in the area of semantic change, starting with the role of semiotics in identifying semantic...

PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems - EPS book

This paper is based on work of the EU FP7 PERICLES project on digital preservation, and presents some general concepts including the modelling of digital ecosystems, in which abstract representations are used to assess risks to sustainability and support tasks such as appraisal. The paper also offers a description of selected research areas investigated by the project. The paper has been published in the EPS book “The Success of...

Events

Göteborg Book Fair - PERICLES panel & workshop - 22/09/2016

The Göteborg Book Fair is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the world’s first Freedom of the Press Act by putting the annual focus on freedom of expression. The event will take place in on 22-25 September 2016 and will include an extensive number of seminars – with 821 participants from 38 countries – covering subjects within and beyond the condition for freedom of expression in Sweden and throughout the world....

iPRES 2016 - Bern, 3-6 October 2016

iPRES is the longest standing digital preservation conference in the world and brings together key theorists, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in digital preservation. The 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) will take place in Bern from October 3 - 6, 2016. The rich conference programme will include paper and poster sessions, panels,...

IDCC 2017 - Edinburgh 20-23 February 2017

The 12th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC17) brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context. There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 20 February and Thursday 23 February and the main conference will run from Tuesday 21 to Wednesday 22 February 2017. During IDCC17 PERICLES will offer a...