The Planets Project
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member countries, information conservatively valued at around €3 billion is housed in endangered formats generated by outdated software packages.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 EU’s Information Society Technologies R&D Programme. The British Library leads the consortium of 16 European partners which includes libraries, archives, universities and commercial organisations.