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eArchiving - Solution Providers

Make sure your development of components or end-to-end solutions preserve data safely and in line with European standards, so your clients can trust your applications.

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1. Get familiar with legislation and standards

Since there is no European Union Directive that governs digital archiving, you should start by checking how local legal obligations are regulating archiving activities in our Member State. What we provide are documentation and support services based on international standards to help you describe, transmit and preserve digital information. The main standard for digital archiving is the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS): ISO 14721:2012.

2. Gather market needs and requirements

In addition to requirements from legal obligations, gather needs from your market or target user group and translate them into further requirements for your eArchiving application.

The E-ARK Knowledge Centre provides a comprehensive set of services that allow users to understand, contribute and validate good practices relating to information governance.

3. Develop your software with the help of our services

CEF eArchiving documentation and support services are available to help you design your digital archiving software and components in line with international standards. Our sample software components demonstrate how standards-based technical specifications can be applied to the various phases of the archival workflow (ingestion, preservation and access).

eArchiving offers both mix and match components, as well as end-to-end solutions, simply pick the components that suit your needs. You can also use our E-ARK General Model to find the best components and technologies to put together your solution.

Join our developers community to learn more and take part in discussions about the latest in archiving technologies. Consider benefits of going digital with eArchiving and assess eligibility for CEF Funding.

4. Promote your archiving software

You are now ready to promote your new digital archiving software or component.

The eArchiving Service Desk is open for your questions, comments, incidents and change requests at any point before, during or after implementation.

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eArchiving - Technical Specifications

In order to create and adapt your archive, or develop your own application, you can refer to our technical specifications to ensure it conforms with the eArchiving standards.

eArchiving - Archives

We will assist you on following the standardised specifications to keep interoperable and secure the data you have been trusted with.

eArchiving - Data producers

Learn how you can apply international standards and specifications to your data, to be able to preserve and reuse it long-term.