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The Planets Project

Planets

It is estimated that, within EU member countries, information conservatively valued at around 3 billion is housed in endangered formats generated by outdated software packages. The Planets Project has been set up to address this problem. It will deliver a sustainable framework that will enable public and private sector organisations to preserve their digital material over the long term.

Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services) is a four year, 14 million project, co-funded through the EUs Information Society Technologies R&D Programme. The British Library leads the consortium of 16 European partners which includes libraries, archives, universities and commercial organisations.

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