Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) joins the Open Planets Foundation (OPF) as an affiliate member.
‘PSNC brings new expertise and tools to the OPF membership’, explained Ed Fay, Executive Director of OPF. ‘They have developed dArceo, a long-term preservation system (http://dingo.psnc.pl/darceo/) which is already used by a number of institutions in Poland to preserve their digital content. As part of their membership contribution they will publicise the service as an open source package. In addition, PSNC will submit improvements to the FITS (http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/fits) code base, a tool which is widely used by both OPF members and the wider community’.
‘As we speak about long-term preservation, our long-term goal is to improve PSNC’s excellence in the field and share our expertise and tools with the preservation community’ said Tomasz Parkoła, long-term preservation specialist, and member of PSNC’s Digital Libraries Team. ‘We believe that OPF can help us bring this to reality, by providing an excellent collaboration and networking environment. We are especially looking forward to sharing knowledge, creating new initiatives, investigating new ideas and running new projects. Our main focus is obviously on research and development activities.”
The Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center is a public ICT research and development institution working on broad range of topics, including network, storage, computing, applications and network services. It has been active in the long-term preservation and archiving domain for several years.
PSNC becomes the 19th member of Open Planets joining libraries, archives, research institutions, universities, and service providers collaborating on shared approaches to digital preservation.