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The EU co-funded TIMBUS project focuses on resilient business processes. It will make the execution context, within which data is processed, analysed, transformed and rendered,  accessible over long periods. Furthermore, continued accessibility is often considered as a set of activities carried out in the isolation of a single domain. TIMBUS, however, considers the dependencies on third-party services, information and capabilities that will be necessary to validate digital information in a future usage context.

TIMBUS will deliver activities, processes and tools that ensure

  •  continued access to services and software
  •  to produce the context within which information can be accessed, properly rendered, validated and transformed into knowledge.

This approach extends traditional digital preservation approaches by introducing the need to analyse and sustain accessibility to business processes and the supporting services, and it aligns preservation actions more fully with enterprise risk management (ERM) and business continuity management (BCM).  The complexity and scale of enterprise business processes makes TIMBUS exceptionally relevant.


Saving the Whale and Saving the Plankton: Digital Preservation and the Environment

Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:52



William Kilbride (DPC)

"The file is not necessarily the atomic unit of data so preservation approaches based on files alone are never likely to be sufficient. Some data sets were always complex aggregates: even the most rudimentary GIS projects are dependent on complicated networks of data drawn from data sources that proliferate and change through time."


William Kilbride



iPres 2013 Best Paper Award goes to TIMBUS

Created on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 22:57

iPres 2013, 2-6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal,



Digital Preservation of a Process and its Application to e-Science Experiments

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Stephan Strodl, Rudolf Mayer, Gonçalo Antunes, Daniel Draws, Andreas Rauber