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Title Long-term preservation for INSPIRE : a metadata framework and geo-portal implementation
Abstract The INSPIRE directive aims to develop a pan-European spatial data infrastructure (SDI) in order to enable efficient discovery and uniform accessibility of environmental data across Europe. To ensure this level of interoperability, the directive mandates the adoption of common Implementing Rules for metadata, data specifications, network services, and sharing and monitoring of data. While this is an effective way of ensuring interoperability across disparate datasets, it does not guarantee sustainability of those datasets over an indefinite period of time (e.g. compatibility with future technology or ensuring continued access even after a provider has ceased to exist); interoperability's scope must extend to the temporal dimension. Sustained access to environmental data is becoming increasingly important and difficult, especially in light of its growing volume (e.g. satellite Earth observation (EO) data can grow at rates of terabytes per day). Historical geospatial data is also increasing in value for monitoring and analyzing social, environmental (e.g. global climate change) and economic changes that occur over time. Without effective long-term preservation, environmental data face the risk of becoming unusable over time. From this perspective, there is a pressing need for the long-term preservation of the data made available through INSPIRE. In this paper, we investigate the requirements for developing a preservation-aware SDI based on the OAIS reference model , a widely adopted ISO standard for digital preservation. In addition, we present an implementation approach in the form of a Geo-Portal that incorporates a preservation profile of the ISO 19115 metadata standard.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In INSPIRE Conference 2010, Krakow, Poland, 22-25 Jun 2010, (2010). 55.doc