PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems

Christian Muller, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Fabio Corubolo, Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, John McNeill, Marina Riga, Mark Hedges, Nikolaos Lagos, Panagiotis Mitzias, Sándor Darányi, Simon Waddington, Yiannis Kompatsiaris


Management of change is essential to ensure the long-term reusability of digital assets. Change can be brought about in many ways, including through technological, user community and policy factors. Motivated by case studies in space science and time-based media, we consider the impact of change on complex digital objects comprising multiple interdependent entities, such as files, software and documentation. Our approach is based on modelling of digital ecosystems, in which abstract representations are used to assess risks to sustainability and support tasks such as appraisal. The paper is based on work of the EU FP7 PERICLES project on digital preservation, and presents some general concepts as well as a description of selected research areas under investigation by the project.


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Paper Citation

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Muller C., Vion-Dury J., Lagos N., Mitzias P., Kontopoulos E., Kompatsiaris Y., Waddington S., Corubolo F., Riga M., Hedges M., Darányi S. and McNeill J. (2015). PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems . In The Success of European Projects using New Information and Communication Technologies - EPS Colmar, ISBN 978-989-758-176-2, pages 51-74. DOI: 10.5220/0006163600510074

in Bibtex Style

@conference{eps colmar15,
author={Christian Muller and Jean-Yves Vion-Dury and Nikolaos Lagos and Panagiotis Mitzias and Efstratios Kontopoulos and Yiannis Kompatsiaris and Simon Waddington and Fabio Corubolo and Marina Riga and Mark Hedges and Sándor Darányi and John McNeill},
title={PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems },
booktitle={The Success of European Projects using New Information and Communication Technologies - EPS Colmar,},

in EndNote Style

JO - The Success of European Projects using New Information and Communication Technologies - EPS Colmar,
TI - PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems
SN - 978-989-758-176-2
AU - Muller C.
AU - Vion-Dury J.
AU - Lagos N.
AU - Mitzias P.
AU - Kontopoulos E.
AU - Kompatsiaris Y.
AU - Waddington S.
AU - Corubolo F.
AU - Riga M.
AU - Hedges M.
AU - Darányi S.
AU - McNeill J.
PY - 2015
SP - 51
EP - 74
DO - 10.5220/0006163600510074