Advertisement

Long-term digital preservation: preserving authenticity and usability of 3-D data

  • Julie Doyle
  • Herna Viktor
  • Eric Paquet
Regular Paper

Abstract

Long-term digital preservation, the process of maintaining digital objects through time to ensure continued access, has become a crucial issue in recent years. Whilst the amount of digitised information is constantly increasing, so too is the pace of progress in information technology, resulting in obsolescence of the software and hardware required to access and view digital information. Despite many organisations recognising this threat and the resulting need for preservation action, more work is required to effectively address the issue. We present in this article a framework for the long-term digital preservation of 3-D data. This framework is based on two pertinent preservation practices, emulation and metadata which ensure that the authenticity and usability, respectively, of a preserved digital object remain intact through time. An evaluation of our framework is presented which illustrates the viability of our approach in retaining accessibility, authenticity and usability for future end users.

Keywords

Long-term preservation Framework Emulation Metadata 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Berners-Lee T., Hendler J., Lassila O.: The semantic web. Sci. Am. 184(5), 34–43 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bilasco, I.M., Gensel, J., Villanova-Oliver, M., Martin, H.: An MPEG-7 framework enhancing the reuse of 3-D models. In: 11th International Conference on 3-D Web Technology (Web3-D), Columbia, Maryland, USA, pp. 65–74. ACM press, New York (2006)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Blaic, A.J., Klobucar, T., Jerman, B.D.: Long-term trusted preservation service using service interaction protocol and evidence records. In: Computer Standards and Interfaces, vols.29, 3, pp. 398–412. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam (2007)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Brunsmann, M.A., Daanen, H.M., Robinette, K.M.: Optimal postures and positioning for human body scanning. In: International Conference on Recent Advances in 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling, Washington DC, USA, pp. 266. IEEE Computer Society, USA (1997)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Camossi E., Giannini F., Monti M.: Deriving functionality from 3-D shapes: ontology driven annotation and retrieval. Comput. Aided Des. Appl. 4(6), 773–782 (2007)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Campos, R.: Digital libraries and engines of search: new information systems in the context of digital preservation. In: 2007 Euro American Conference on Telematics and Information Systems, Article 8. ACM Press, New York (2007)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Caplan, P.: The Florida digital archive and DAITSS: a working preservation repository based on format migration. In: International Journal on Digital Libraries, vols. 6, 4, pp. 305–311. Springer, Berlin (2007)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    CEDARS, CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives. Available at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/. (Accessed 2007)
  9. 9.
    Doyle, J., Viktor, H.L., Paquet, E.: Long term digital preservation—an end user’s perspective. In: IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2007), Lyon, France, IEEE Press (2007)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Doyle, J., Viktor, H.L., Paquet, E.: Preservation metadata—a framework for 3-D data based on the semantic web. In: IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2008), London, IEEE Press (2008)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Egenhofer, M.J.: Toward the semantic geospatial web. In: 10th ACM Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Virginia. ACM Press, New York (2002)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Gladney, H.M.: Principles for digital preservation: focusing on end user’ needs rather than those of archiving institutions. Commun. ACM 49(2), 11–116 (2006)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Gruninger, M., Fox, M.: Methodology for the design and evaluation of ontologies. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Basic Ontological Issues in Knowledge Sharing. IJCAI, Montreal (1995)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Hedstrom M.: Digital preservation: a time bomb for digital libraries. Comput. Human. 31(3), 189–202 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Holdsworth, D., Wheatley, P.R.: Emulation, preservation and abstraction. In: RLG Diginews, vol. 5, no. 4 (2001). Available at http://www.rlg.org/preserv/diginews/diginews5-4.html. (Accessed 2007)
  16. 16.
    Ikeuchi, K., Oishi, T., Takamatsu, J., Sagawa, R., et al.: The great buddha project: digitally archiving, restoring and analyzing cultural heritage objects. In: International Journal of Computer Vision, vols. 75, 1, pp. 189–208. Kluwer, Dordrecht (2007)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Kwon, H., Pardo, T.A., Burke, G.B.: Building a state government digital preservation community: lessons on interorganizational collaboration. In: 2006 International Conference on Digital Government Research, San Diego, California, USA, pp. 277–284. ACM Press, New York (2006)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Lorie, R.A.: A methodology and system for preserving digital data. In: 2nd ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Portland, Oregon, pp. 312–319 (2002)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Lorie, R.A.: Long term preservation of digital information. In: 1st ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Roanoake, Virginia, pp. 346–352 (2001)Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    METS—Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard. Available at http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/. (Accessed 2007)
  21. 21.
    National Information Standards Organisation (NISO): understanding metadata. Available at http://www.niso.org/standards/resources. (Accessed 2007)
  22. 22.
    National Library of Australia, Digital Archiving and Preservation at the National Library. Available at http://www.nla.gov.au/initiatives/digarch.html. (Accessed 2007)
  23. 23.
    Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model. Available at http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/650x0b1.pdf. (Accessed 2007)
  24. 24.
    Paquet E., Robinette K.M., Rioux M.: Management of three-dimensional and anthropometric databases: Alexandria and Cleopatra. J. Electron. Imaging 9(4), 421–431 (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Paquet, E., Viktor, H.L.: Long term preservation of 3-D cultural heritage data related to architectural sites. In: the ISPRS WG V/4 3D-Arch Workshop on 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures (2005)Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    PREMIS (PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) Working Group. Available at http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/. (Accessed 2007)
  27. 27.
    Rauch, C., Krottmaier, H., Tochtermann, K.: File-formats for preservation: evaluating the long-term stability of file-formats. In: ELPUB2007 Conference on Electronic Publishing, Vienna, Austria, 6 pp. (2007)Google Scholar
  28. 28.
    Rothenberg J.: An experiment in using emulation to preserve digital publications. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, The Netherlands (2000)Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Rothenberg J. (1998) Avoiding technological quicksand: finding a viable technical foundation for digital preservation. Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, USAGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    Scott, R.E.: e-Records in health—preserving our future. In: International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 76, 5, pp. 427–431. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam (2007)Google Scholar
  31. 31.
    Strodl, S., Rauber, A., Rauch, C., Hofman, H., Debole, F., Amato, G.: The DELOS testbed for choosing a digital preservation strategy. In: 2006 International Conference on Digital Libraries. LNCS, vol. 4312, pp. 323–332 (2006)Google Scholar
  32. 32.
    Triebsees, T. and Borghoff, U.M.: Preservation-centric and constraint-based migration of digital documents. In: The 2006 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 59–61. ACM Press, New York (2006)Google Scholar
  33. 33.
    Van der Hoeven J., Lohman B., Verdegem R.: Emulation for digital preservation in practice: the results. Int. J. Digit. Curation 2(2), 123–132 (2007)Google Scholar
  34. 34.
    Van der Hoeven, J., Van Wijngaarden, H.: Modular emulation as a long-term preservation strategy for digital objects. In: 5th International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW ’05), Vienna, Austria (2005)Google Scholar
  35. 35.
    Viktor, H.L., Paquet, E., Guo, H.: Measuring to fit: virtual tailoring through cluster analysis and classification. In: ECML/PKDD ’06. Springer, Berlin (2006)Google Scholar
  36. 36.
    Waugh, A.: The design of the VERS encapsulated object experience with an archival information package. In: International Journal on Digital Libraries, vols. 6, 2, pp. 184–191. Springer, Berlin (2006)Google Scholar
  37. 37.
    Waugh, A., Wilkonson, R., Hills, B., Dell’oro, J.: Preserving digital information forever. In: 5th ACM Conference on Digital Libraries, San Antonio, Texas, pp. 175–184 (2000)Google Scholar
  38. 38.
    Wheatley, P.: Migration—a CAMiLEON Discussion Paper. In: Ariagne, No. 49. Available at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/camileon/. (Accessed 2007)

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and InformaticsUCD CASLDublin 4Ireland
  2. 2.School of Information Technology and EngineeringUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Visual Information TechnologyNational Research CouncilOttawaCanada

Personalised recommendations