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- Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:12
The EU co-funded TIMBUS project focuses on resilient business processes. It will make the execution context, within which data is processed, analysed, transformed and rendered, accessible over long periods. Furthermore, continued accessibility is often considered as a set of activities carried out in the isolation of a single domain. TIMBUS, however, considers the dependencies on third-party services, information and capabilities that will be necessary to validate digital information in a future usage context.
TIMBUS will deliver activities, processes and tools that ensure
- continued access to services and software
- to produce the context within which information can be accessed, properly rendered, validated and transformed into knowledge.
This approach extends traditional digital preservation approaches by introducing the need to analyse and sustain accessibility to business processes and the supporting services, and it aligns preservation actions more fully with enterprise risk management (ERM) and business continuity management (BCM). The complexity and scale of enterprise business processes makes TIMBUS exceptionally relevant.
- Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 15:50
This White Paper on A Risk Management Approach to Preservation of Business Processes by Ricardo Vieira explores the application of risk assessment to the digital preservation of business processes. Though the relationship between risk management and digital preservation has been established in earlier studies, the unique requirements of TIMBUS - of preserving an entire business context - brings an entirely new application of risk management to digital preservation. This paper introduces a generic risk management process to assess and mitigate risks to business processes using digital preservation techniques and describes a tool developed in TIMBUS that can support this process.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:30
Tomasz Miksa (SBA)
During the iPres14 conference we presented VPlan – An Ontology for Storing Verification Data and won the Best Paper Award. If you would like to understand where the problem in verification and validation of process lies and how we address it, you should continue reading. I will also provide some insights into behind the scenes discussions during iPres14.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 14:58
Work on the TIMBUS Project has been ongoing for four years, in which time TIMBUS concepts and tools have become increasingly refined and sophistocated. To share the gems of these concepts and tools with the wider world, the TIMBUS Partners have developed a series of four White Papers that crystalise the main challenges they have faced and overcome.
The White Papers will address Context Model, TIMBUS Processes, Risk Assessment, and Verification. Verification by Tomasz Miksa has already been published to introduce the series on the Resources page. Watch this space for updates on the next release.
- Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 10:02
This White Paper by Tomasz Miksa on Verification and Validation discusses the VFramework, an integral part of the TIMBUS approach. The paper explains how the VFramework offers a solution for intercepting the interactions of processes with external influencers in order to verify that the collected data is sufficient for the purpose of redeployment and the redeployed process performs according to expectations.