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

Material related to: "SHEER CURATION"


BitCurator workshop – Digital Forensics at Tate

Last year I attended a talk at Digital Humanities 2013 about the BitCurator project, which is developing a software environment to support the use of digital forensics techniques for analysing born-digital content by archivists, librarians, and other practitioners in memory institutions. We are investigating forensics approaches in PERICLES, in particular in the context of the various forms of born-digital content collected by...

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 IDCC delegates on current project...

Exploring the potential of Information Encapsulation techniques

Information Encapsulation (IE) means the aggregation of information that belongs together. It can be carried out for diverse purposes at many different stages of the information lifetime. In the field of Digital Preservation (DP) the main IE scenario is the aggregation of a Digital Object (DO) with its metadata. IE techniques are usually domain independent, but they can be differentiated based on their features, to find a technique...


From Semantics of Change to Change of Semantics

On 19 May 2015 PERICLES partners ran a half day workshop devoted to the importance of dependency drifts in digital preservation and covered four interlocking research areas: the design of a OWL ontology called LRM (Linked Resource Model) to describe change and dependencies in evolving digital ecosystems on a high level; the application of the LRM to the representation of domain-specific knowledge , and the principle of...

PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET)

In this screencast we offer an introduction to PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET), an open source (Apache 2 licensed) Java software for the extraction of significant information from the environment where digital objects are created and modified. More information is available at the PERICLES GitHub page:


IDCC15 - Decision Framework for Information Encapsulation Techniques - POSTER

This poster was presented by the project partner Göttingen State and University Library at the 10th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC15) in London, 9-12 February 2015. It introduced the early work on PERICLES Content Aggregation Tool (PeriCAT), which is still under development and is awaiting publication. The poster and and a demo of the tool was presented during the PERICLES workshop entitled "Automated capture...

The PERICLES FP7 model-driven approach and ecosystem modelling - Repository Fringe 2015 POSTER

This poster was presented by PERICLES partner Adam Carter (EPCC) at Repository Fringe 2015 (3-4 August) an annual forum where repository administrators, developers/coders, and information professionals interact and explore the application of innovative technologies including cultural developments (such as research data management principles and open data, social media, altmetrics) to their ongoing repository work. The poster...

PERICLES: towards model-driven preservation - ICSOFT-EPS 2015 POSTER

This poster was presented by project partner Jean-Yves Vion-Dury of XRCE at ICSOFT 2015 European Project Space (EPS ) on 21 July in Colmar, France. It introduces PERICLES Model-Driven preservation approach.

PERICLES: A knowledge management programme applied to solar data from Columbus, application to long term climate forcing data - PV 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Christian Muller (B.USOC) during the PV 2015 conference held 3-5 November 2015 in Darmstadt (Germany) and organised by EUMETSAT. The presentation introduced the Space Science case study which focuses on space science data originating from the ESA and International Space Station, for example from experiments that monitor the sun's spectral variability to understand its effects on...

Semi-automated metadata extraction in the long term - DPC 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Emma Tonkin (King's College London) at the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) event entitled 'Practical Preservation and People: a briefing about metadata' , which took place at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast on 3 December 2015.

On the Preservation of Evolving Digital Content – The Continuum Approach and Relevant Metadata Models - MTSR 2015

This paper was presented by project partner Simon Waddington (King's College London) at the 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2015), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (9-11 September 2015).

Digital Preservation through a Model-driven Approach and Ecosystem Modelling - DIACHRON final event 2016

This presentation was delivered by Stratos Kontopoulos from project partner CERTH during the final event of EU-funded project DIACHRON, which took place on 24 March 2016 in Athens, Greece.

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...

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...


Encapsulation of Environmental Information

This deliverable describes the set of PERICLES sheer curation tools by a framework of information encapsulation techniques which can be used in this context. Along with this deliverable comes the release of PeriCAT on GitHub under Apache v.2 open source license. 


10th International Digital Curation Conference, 9-12 February 2015

For a decade IDCC has bought together leaders and experts in digital curation and the significance of good curation to research and innovation is now well recognised across the globe. At IDCC15 we aim to assess our progress and to help identify and stimulate debate on the critical digital curation questions for the future. PERICLES will hold a workshop there on "Automated capture of the environment in a sheer curation...