International cooperation on digital archiving

The Danish National Archives participate in a number of international collaborations on digital archiving.

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  • Nordic cooperation
    • Nordic Archive Days
      The Nordic countries gather every three years for a major archival arrangement, which the countries take turns to host. The latest event took place in Copenhagen in 2015.
    • NorDig conference
      The Nordic countries’ collaboration on IT and archive development is called NorDig. The archives meet every 3 years and the most recent NorDig conference took place in Copenhagen in 2014.
  • International cooperation
    • Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation (4C)
      The cost of digital preservation is an issue that has gained more and more attention over the past 10 years. In 2013 and 2014, the 4C project worked to shed light on the area to help organizations invest more effectively in digital preservation. The project ended in January 2015. The results of the project can be found at the Curation Cost Exchange, where you can find, among other things, a tool to analyse and visualize the costs of digital preservation for an organization. A collaboration between Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), Nestor and KEEP Solutions is taking over the operation of the Curation Cost Exchange and the maintenance of the network of people and organizations that was established during the project. This means that the work that the project started can continue even though the project has ended. Read more at The Curation Cost Exchange or the 4C Project website.
    • DLM-Forum
      The Danish National Archives are participating in the DLM Forum, an EU-based collaboration that deals with digital archives. Jan Dalsten Sørensen from the Danish National Archives has the chairman’s post of DLM (since May 2017).The acronym stands for Document Lifecycle Management. The DLM Forum is a venue for archives and suppliers where the challenges of digital management can be discussed, in particular with regard to electronic document management and archiving. In recent years, the DLM Forum has been especially concerned with the design of a common European standard for Records Management: MoReq2010. DLM holds half-yearly member meetings where the Danish National Archives normally participate. DLM organizes a major conference every 3 years, most recently in 2014.
    • European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation (E-ARK)
      A European initiative that is developing common standards and open source digital archiving tools in Europe. Today, the preservation of digital records is carried out differently in different countries, but E-ARK will change this through standardized formats and common tools. The project works to promote cooperation and make it easier to use data across borders for the benefit of both citizens and researchers. For archives across Europe, common standards and tools mean that it will be possible to streamline so that the tasks can be resolved better and more cheaply. E-ARK is a collaboration between 16 European partners that include national archives, digitization agencies, research institutions, member organizations and private companies. Read more about E-ARK and its interim results on the project website or follow the project on Twitter: @EARKProject #eark
    • Internation Arhcives Council (ICA)
      ICA is an international NGO that exists to promote international cooperation between archives and archivists. It was established in 1948 and membership is open to national and international organizations, professional groups and individuals. In January 2015, approximately 1,400 organizations from 199 different countries and regions were members. ICA’s mission is to promote the conservation, development and use of world archives.
    • Open Preservation Foundation
      The Danish National Archives are a member of the Open Preservation Foundation, which is an organization that develops and shares practical solutions in relation to digital preservation. Among other things, the organization continues the results achieved in the EU project Planets.