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Applying the TIMBUS Approach at 4C 'Investing in Opportunity', 18 November 2014

TIMBUS Workshop Applying 4C 1 croppedCarlos Coutinho (CMS) presented a workshop on 'Applying the TIMBUS Approach' with Ricardo Vieira (INESC-ID) and Sara Day Thomson (DPC) at the international 4C Project & DPC Conference 'Investing in Opportunity' last week on 18 November 2014. Focusing on a broad presentation of the TIMBUS architecture and tool demonstrations of the TIMBUS suite of tools, the workshop showcased the mature results of the 4-year EC-funded research project.


TIMBUS Workshop Applying 4C Ricardo points MEDIUMIn the workshop, Carlos discussed the move from data-oriented preservation to process-oriented preservation, aiming to show the problems with current approaches to business preservation. Whereas formerly the main concern was to capture business data (e.g. databases and logs), the paradigm has now shifted to embrace the underlying business processes and to preserve the complete surrounding environment.


TIMBUS Workshop Applying 4C SlideJust under a dozen participants attended the workshop, finding the applications of TIMBUS to academic open source repositories the most compelling aspect of the project's approach. As the final training event before the end of the project, the workshop introduced the launch of the web Portal in December 2014 where the final outputs and tool information will be hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition after the end of project.

For more information from this workshop, see the presentation slides here.