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Co-operative Long-Term Archiving of Educational Scientific Resources Within the Kopal Framework

The project aims to secure and archive relevant material on a long-term basis, with reference to educational science.

Project description

The project aims to secure and archive relevant material on a long-term basis, with reference to educational science. Furthermore, the DIPF shall be established as a scholarly filter for delivering material worth archiving to the German National Library (DNB) within the framework of the legal commission for collection, the development of a best-practice model for third-party use, development of a model-type working co-operation model for long-term storage with tasks distributed among diverse partners and the design of a concept for monitoring with a view on the development of scholarly information requirements and relevant standards.

The project has a national orientation, by taking other German-speaking countries into account.

Milestones of the project

  • Conception of project agreements with partners;
  • Development of a model co-operation and requirements specification;
  • Analysis of efforts and design of a model of costs within the co-operation agreements;
  • Analysis, conceptualisation and modification of existing information infrastructure;
  • Feasibility study on certification as a “trustworthy archive”;
  • Design of a master policy;
  • Analysis of existing information requirements of the scholarly community;
  • Analysis of existing standards and activities of other partners, agreement with kopal partners;
  • Analysis of the specificity of relevant materials, of workflows and requirements by kopal partners;
  • Development and modification of data formats and delivery routines for the exchange of data.


The German Research Foundation DFG funds this project for a period of two years.


The long-term storage project for education is integrated into the general framework of long-term archiving initiatives by keeping close contact to relevant institutions and projects in the field:

  • Deutsche Nationalbibliothek / DissOnline, KIM, kopal, nestor;
  • Deutsche Netzwerkinformation e. V., DINI Arbeitsgruppe elektronisches Publizieren;
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich / Pilotprojekt Langzeitarchivierung;
  • Freie Universität Berlin / SSOAR;
  • Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen / Projekt kopal;
  • IDES/Switzerland;
  • Informationszentrum Sozialwissenschaften / SSOAR;
  • SUB Göttingen / Project kopal, Geo-Leo e-docs;
  • UB Erlangen-Nürnberg / SSG Bildungsforschung;
  • Verbund FIS Bildung (German Education Index).

Project Management

Dr. Doris Bambey

Project Team

Project Details

Completed projects
12/2008 – 12/2011
External funding
Department: Information Center for Education
Contact: Dr. Doris Bambey, Head of Unit
last modified Aug 01, 2017