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The EU-cofunded 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.