Preserving Scientific Processes from Design to Publications

  • Rudolf Mayer
  • Andreas Rauber
  • Martin Alexander Neumann
  • John Thomson
  • Gonçalo Antunes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7489)


Digital Preservation has so far focused mainly on digital objects that are static in their nature, such as text and multimedia documents. However, there is an increasing demand to extend the applications towards dynamic objects and whole processes, such as scientific workflows in the domain of E-Science. This calls for a revision and extension of current concepts, methods and practices. Important questions to address are e.g. what needs to be captured at ingest, how do the digital objects need to be described, which preservation actions are applicable and how can the preserved objects be evaluated. In this paper we present a conceptual model for capturing the required information and show how this can be linked to evaluating the re-invocation of a preserved process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Mayer
    • 1
  • Andreas Rauber
    • 1
  • Martin Alexander Neumann
    • 2
  • John Thomson
    • 3
  • Gonçalo Antunes
    • 4
  1. 1.Secure Business AustriaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Karlsruher Institut für TechnologieKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Caixa Magica SoftwareLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.INESC ID, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigacao e DesenvolvimentoLisbonPortugal

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