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History of eArchiving

History of eArchiving

The eArchiving initiative is based on the outcomes of the E-ARK project (2014 - 2017) and the eArchiving Building Block (2018-2021). The project, which involved a number of European national archives, e-government agencies, digital preservation software developers and research institutions, aimed to synthesise best-practices from across Europe and develop a core set of interoperability specifications for archival operations.

The project also updated a number of archival software components to meet the specifications, and carried out a number of operational pilots to verify the cross-border validity and interoperability of the specifications. After the successful conclusion of the E-ARK project in 2017, the European Commission included its outcomes into the CEF programme to become the basis of the eArchiving Building Block.

Within CEF the initial specifications and open-source software components were enriched with training, implementation guidance services, service desk etc..

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eArchiving - provides core specifications, software, training and knowledge to help people store information for longer.

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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 - 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.

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.