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Digitale Duurzaamheid (Testbed Digitale Bewaring - Digital Preservation Testbed)


Commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the States Archives' Service, the Digital Preservation Testbed was established in 2001. The goal of the Testbed is to ensure the lasting accessibility and reliability of government information in the digital era, now and in the future. The Digital Preservation Testbed is researching approaches to overcome these problems and helping to build the digital government. The Testbed is focusing on three different methods of preserving digital information: migration; emulation; and XML. The Testbed will assess the pros and cons of the three approaches, their effectiveness, and their costs. The Digital Preservation Testbed project will run until October 2003 and intends to deliver results of: Concrete recommendations on how different types of digital files may be preserved so they can be retrieved and remain readable; Technical and Functional requirements for a preservation system; Cost models for the different preservation approaches; And recommendations for further legislation and regulations concerning the management of digital archival records.

Contact Email:testbed@nationaalarchief.nl
Address:Postbus 90520
Postcode:2509 LM Den
Tel:+31 (0)70 331 5400
Fax:+31 (0)70 331 5540