19th International CODATA Conference
Category: Data Archiving - The InterPARES Project

The InterPARES Project: An Overview

Luciana Duranti (luciana@interchange.ubc.ca)
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The University of British Columbia, Canada

The InterPARES Project is a multi-disciplinary international research endeavor that aims to develop the theoretical and methodological knowledge essential to the long-term preservation of accurate, reliable and authentic digital entities regardless of media fragility and technological obsolescence, and, on the basis of this knowledge, to formulate model policies, strategies and standards capable of ensuring that preservation. This paper will present the issues InterPARES is addressing, and the conceptual foundation, methodology and key findings of the research conducted to date. Its intention is to constitute the framework for the three following papers on specific studies conducted within InterPARES.