J-Ark - European Jewish Community Archive
This project aims to promote the adoption of eArchiving solutions and standards by the European cultural heritage sector, using Jewish heritage as its source material.
J-Ark -European Jewish Community Archive will connect the eArchiving, Europeana, and eTranslation CEF digital services to support long-term viability and sustainability of Jewish heritage archives in an integrated long-term preservation platform named J-Ark.
This online solution will offer cloud services to ingest, preserve and distribute a wide range of heritage materials, including oral history interviews and recordings, historical photographs, documents, and more. J-Ark will be based on RODA, a mature open-source digital preservation platform, and will be customised according to the project needs.
J-Ark will provide built-in support for Europeana and eTranslation DSIs. As a result, the ingested heritage materials will be offered to Europeana for publishing and automatically translated into the European languages of choice. The long-term sustainability of the system will be ensured through a combination of public funding, private funding (including from Jewish philanthropy) and usage fees.
This project is an eArchiving Generic Services project, and it is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.
Pangeanic - Spain (coordinator)
Stichting Jewish Heritage Network - Netherlands
Keep Solutions - Portugal
Europeana Foundation - Netherlands
Ośrodek “Brama Grodzka - Poland
Jewish Community of Lithuania - Lithuania