Integrating Contemporary Content Management and Long-Term Digital Preservation: A Design Problem

  • Tero PäivärintaEmail author
  • Parvaneh Westerlund
  • Jörgen Nilsson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 223)


The fields of long-term digital preservation (DP) and enterprise content management (ECM) have remained, until recently, rather separated. Along with increasing amounts of digital content and evolving DP services, there is a need for maximal automation of preservation processes from ECM systems instead of continuing current resource-consuming practices. This paper aims at a design problem definition on the integration of ECM and DP solutions. In order to motivate and to define the problem in more detail, we conducted a review on ECM and DP literatures touching the issue. The review reveals a research gap addressing a need for designing new middleware solutions for interactive processes between ECM and DP. We suggest a general-level model of three such processes between ECM and DP: preservation administration, pre-ingest, and access. The article concludes with avenues for future research on novel solutions for integrating DP with contemporary ECM and other information systems in organizations.


Long-term digital preservation Enterprise content management System integration 



This work was partially funded by the European Commission in the context of the FP7 ICT project ForgetIT (under grant no: 600826).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tero Päivärinta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Parvaneh Westerlund
    • 1
  • Jörgen Nilsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Luleå University of Technology, Information SystemsLuleåSweden

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