The primary objective of the LongRec project is the persistent, reliable and trustworthy long-term archival of digital information records with emphasis on availability and use of the information.
LongRec is a three year research project (2007-2009) partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project constitutes the Norwegian team of the InterPARES 3 project. LongRec addresses several research challenges, each of which is assigned a short name for simplicity: records transition survival (READ), long-term usage (FIND), preservation of semantic value (UNDERSTAND), preservation of evidential value (TRUST) as well as legal, social, and cultural framework (COMPLIANCE). Each research challenge is addressed by:
- General studies compiling state of the art and best practice of the area.
- Research on selected sub-topics, performed by the research partners and by one PhD student for each research challenge.
- One or more case studies with the LongRec case partners.
- Studies on opportunities for products and services with the commercialization partners.
See also LongRec factsheet on NR's web site: http://www.nr.no/pages/dart/project_flyer_longrec
Please note that the project is finished and the final report can be downloaded here: