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CAMiLEON - http://www.si.umich.edu/CAMILEON

Creative Archiving at Michigan and Leeds: Emulating the Old on the New. The CAMiLEON Project is developing and evaluating a range technical strategies for the long term preservation of digital materials. The project is a joint undertaking between the universities of Michigan (USA) and Leeds (UK) and is funded by JISC and NSF.

CEDARS - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/

The Cedars Project was a Higher Education initiative funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee. Its broad objective was to explore digital preservation issues. The funding was awarded to CURL (see below) and the work was carried out on behalf of CURL by three CURL institutions - Leeds, Oxford and Cambridge.

CMI - http://www.cambridge-mit.org/cgi-bin/default.pl

The Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) is a joint venture between the University of Cambridge, UK and the Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. The main aim of this alliance is to deliver education and research to enhance the competitiveness of UK business.

RLUK - http://www.rluk.ac.uk/

RLUK (Research Libraries UK) was formed to bring together the larger research-based university libraries in the UK and Ireland, to share resources and to foster collaboration for the mutual benefit of the CURL libraries and the users of their collections.

Digital Preservation Coalition - http://www.dpconline.org/graphics/index.html

The Digital Preservation Coalition was established in 2001 to foster joint action to address the challenges of securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK and to work with others internationally to secure the global digital memory and knowledge base.

elib - http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/elib/

The JISC established the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) as a direct response to the Follett Report. Its main objective is to engage the HE community in developing and shaping the implementation of the electronic library.

EPrints.org - http://www.eprints.org/

Eprints is a self-archiving institutional pre-print repository designed to disseminate research articles, lectures notes and other documents via the World Wide Web. It is OAI-compliant and freely available to all under an Open Source licence.

InterPARES - http://www.interpares.org/

The InterPARES Project ("The Long-Term Preservation of Authentic Records") is a major international research initiative in which archival scholars, computer engineering scholars, national archival institutions and private industry representatives are collaborating to develop the theoretical and methodological knowledge required for the permanent preservation of authentic records created in electronic systems.

JISC - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) promotes the innovative application and use of information systems and information technology in further and higher education across the UK.

LEADIRS - http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/UKseminars

LEADIRS (LEarning About Digital Institutional Repositories Seminars) is a project to present a series of professional seminars to assist in the development of individual institutional level planning for the implementation of sustainable institutional repositories.

LOCKSS - http://lockss.stanford.edu/

LOCKSS (Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) is a system prototype that allows libraries to safeguard the Web journals they subscribe to. LOCKSS models how libraries provide access to paper content by allowing individual libraries to safeguard their communities access to Web content. The project is funded by the Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Stanford University.

National Preservation Office - http://www.bl.uk/services/preservation/national.html

The National Preservation Office (NPO) is a leading resource to provide an independent focus for ensuring the preservation and continued accessibility of library and archive material held in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Open Archives Initiative - http://www.openarchives.org/

The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content.

PADI - http://www.nla.gov.au/padi/index.html

The National Library of Australia's Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) initiative aims to provide mechanisms that will help to ensure that information in digital form is managed with appropriate consideration for preservation and future access.

re:source - http://www.resource.gov.uk/

Resource is the strategic body for the libraries, museums and archives of the United Kingdom. The main aim of Resource is to advise these institutions how to best work together, tapping the potential for collaborations.

UKOLN - http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/

UKOLN is a national focus of expertise in digital information management. It provides policy, research and awareness services to the UK library, information and cultural heritage communities.Go to top

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