SCAPE Project Ends on the 30th of September
It is difficult to write that headline. After nearly four years of hard work, worry, setbacks, triumphs, weariness, and exultation, the SCAPE project is finally coming to an end.
I am convinced that I will look back at this period as one of the highlights of my career. I hope that many of my SCAPE colleagues will feel the same way.
I believe SCAPE was an outstanding example of a successful European project, characterised by
- an impressive level of trouble-free international cooperation;
- sustained effort and dedication from all project partners;
- high quality deliverables and excellent review ratings;
- a large number of amazing results, including more software tools than we can demonstrate in one day!
I also believe SCAPE has made and will continue to make a significant impact on the community and practice of digital preservation. We have achieved this impact through
- scalability improvements on existing tools, for example Plato, and Fedora 4;
- new scalable tools like nanite, Hawarp, and C3PO;
- new tools for quality control like Jpylyzer, xcorrSound, and Matchbox;
- APIs for repository interoperability;
- dozens of Taverna workflows and Hadoop-based workflows;
- documented best practices;
- a catalogue of preservation policies and advances in policy-based planning with Plato;
- advances in automated preservation watch with SCOUT;
- a high degree of take-up of project results at partner institutions and beyond.
I would like to thank all the people who contributed to the SCAPE project, who are far too numerous to name here. In particular I would like to thank our General Assembly members, our Executive Board/Sub-project leads, the Work Package leads, and the SCAPE Office, all of whom have contributed to the joy and success of SCAPE.
Finally, I would like to thank the OPF for ensuring that the SCAPE legacy will continue to live and even grow long after the project itself is just a fond memory.
It's been a pleasure folks. Well done!
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