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Work Package Lead

National Archives of Hungary (NAH)

What the Work Package is Doing

The overall objective of this work package is to ensure that the scenarios implemented at the pilot sites are both realistic and relevant. That is, that they bring together a meaningful subset at each site of the use cases that will provide the foundation for the general model of the E-ARK service. Use cases will be defined for workflows across the record lifecycle and will present functional and non-functional requirements. The accompanying pilot scenarios will define the business and operational contexts against which the pilot will be evaluated. Both will be defined in UML and plain language to allow ease of communication both within the project and with relevant stakeholders.

To fulfil the overall objective tasks will be under taken around the following:

  • Definition of the general model and use cases with reference to the OAIS model. This will include common framework for the scenarios that will be taken into account during the project as well as clearly defining to the complex scenarios involved and ensuring that they are defined at the same conceptual level.
  • A comprehensive survey of the legal and organisational framework under which European records management, preservation and access takes place. This will include key issues such as requirements for data protection, open government, seamless access, management of hybrid data, and collaboration with agencies, with the hope of encouraging greater harmonisation in both understanding and approach.
  • Support for tool developers by providing necessary information including technical documentation and definitions of workflows.
  • Definition of the pilot scenarios including tools to de deployed and the level of activity required to bridge the gaps of currently existing solutions. In addition to the 7 full scale pilots there will also be shorter ‘stretch’ pilots and a ‘beta’ program to allow external validation.
  • Support and execution of the pilots according to an appropriate methodological framework that specifies the input/output points and the uniform principles to be applied across different areas to ensure comparable results.
  • Production of the final report on the pilot activities, listing resources used and providing an evaluation of the progress and final results against the project objectives and milestones.

 

Highlights to Date

  • General model for E-ARK services and pilots
  • Report on Legal Issues

Upcoming Highlights

  • E-ARK Pilots
  • Final recommendations for best practice

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