Database Systems and Information Management


The SCAPE project will develop scalable services for planning and execution of institutional preservation strategies on an open source platform that orchestrates semi-automated workflows for large-scale, heterogeneous collections of complex digital objects. SCAPE will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three ways:

  1. by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions
  2. by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows
  3. by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning and watch system

These concrete project results will be validated within three large-scale Testbeds from diverse application areas.

For further information please visit the project website:


  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • The British Library
  • Internet Memory Foundation
  • Ex Libris Ltd.
  • Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftlich-Technische Information GmbH
  • Koninklijke Bibliotheek
  • Microsoft Research Limited
  • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
  • The Open Planets Foundation
  • Statsbiblioteket
  • Science and Technologies Facilities Council
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • The University of Manchester
  • Universite Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6

Project Duration: 02/2011 - 09/2014