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Long-Term Archiving of Electronic Documents

While digitisation has sped up access to information and has made the handling of the contents easier for the user, it has also created new challenges for libraries on a world-wide scale. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek as a universal and Land library is also confronted with an annually increasing number of digital objects. These objects not only have to be administrated and stored, but they must also be made accessible in the long run. The fast technological development in the area of hardware and software and the natural physical limits of the data carriers complicate this task. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek takes part in a number of projects to solve this problem. 
Department in charge: Collection Development and Cataloguing,  Digital Library Department
  • Development of business- and organisation models for the long-term archiving of digital objects from digitisation projects funded by the DFG
    Duration: 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2008
    Funding: German Research Foundation
    Cooperation Partner: Universität der Bundeswehr München
     Description of project
    Contact: Dr. Astrid Schoger
    Phone: ++49 89 28638-2600, Fax: ++49 89 28638-2672

  • BABS: Long-term archiving of network publications forming part of the spectrum of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
    (The acronym BABS stands for "Bayerisches Archivierungs- und Bereitstellungssystem" - Bavarian Archiving and Provision System)
    Duration: 07-01-2005 - 06-01-2007
    Funding: German Research Foundation
    Cooperation Partner: Leibniz-Rechenzentrum
     Description of project 
    Contact: Dr. Astrid Schoger
    Phone: ++49 89 28638-2600, Fax: ++49 89 28638-2672

  • Setup of a Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage and Long-Term Availability of Digital Resources for Germany
    (Network of expertise in long-term storage of digital resources - nestor) Duration: 07-01-2003 - 05-31-2006
    Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
    Cooperation partners:
    - Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (The German National Library)
    - Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (Lower Saxon State- und University Library of Göttingen)
    - Computer- und Medienservice und Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Computer and Media Service and University Library of the Berlin Humbold University)
    - Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns (Directorate General of the Bavarian State Archives)
    - Institute for Museum Research
    - Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive; since 2005)
     Description of project
    Contact: Dirk Scholz
    Phone: ++49 89 28638-2447, Fax: ++49 89 28638-2672