Announcing the bwFLA-Project (Baden-Wuerttemberg Functional Longterm Archiving and Access)
From the Open Planets Foundation:
The bwFLA project (Baden-Wuerttemberg Functional Longterm Archiving and Access) is a two-year state sponsored project with the goal of defining and providing a practical implementation of archival workflows for the rendering of digital objects (i.e. easily accessed by users) in its original environment (i.e. application).
To maintain the accessibility of the objects in the future, addtional information beside the technical metadata – such as knowledge of the contextual environment, manuals and documentation – can be gathered and stored alongside other metadata. The project builds on existing digital preservation knowledge by using and possibly extending frameworks such as Planets, which also encourages the project’ sustainability. In the projects first phase, a functional prototype for selected classes of digital objects will be delivered. Based on the experience gained, documentation and training material to enable a structured development of new workflows for future classes of digital objects will be provided.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.