dArceo is a long term preservation system for source data (e.g. master files), initially developed by PSNC as a part of the SYNAT project . This system has been successfully included in the PSNC package DInGO – the set of tools to digitize and share collections on-line and it is currently used by dozens of Polish cultural and scientific institutions.
We are pleased to inform that the source code has been released under GNU GPL v3.0. It is a result of cooperation with Open Preservation Foundation, whose PSNC is a member. Releasing dArceo sources under the free software license makes the system more transparent and accessible for all interested – these are key conditions in the area of professional archiving and ensuring long-term access to digital content. We encourage to use the system and cooperation at its development!
dArceo source code repository:
This year the conference was related to the topic of “Digital Representation of the Artefact – methods, reliability, sustainability.”. The conference took place in Wrocław (19-20 Nov 2012). During the conference multiple interesting presentations were performed, including those related to digital preservation, visualization and access to cultural heritage digital assets over the internet. Several standards and formats were presented (e.g. STARC metadata schema for cultural heritage documentation), 3D visualization approaches proposed, and finally cataloging techniques described supplemented with best practices. Conference attendees had also opportunity to learn about multiple tools developed by Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center for the cultural heritage institutions, including dMuseion system for building digital museums, dLab system to manage digitization workflow, as well as dArceo focused on long term preservation of cultural heritage digital assets.