Project – INSPECT

Investigating the Significant Properties of Electronic
Content Over Time

Short Project Name: INSPECT

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Preservation Assessment

JISC Project URI:

Project URI:

Start Date: 2006-10-01

End Date: 2008-09-30 – tbc

Governance: Integrated Information Environment Committee (JIIE)

Contact Name and Role: Paul Wheatley, Project Team Member -tbc

Brief project description:
“The purpose of INSPECT is to develop and expound the concept of “significant properties” (or characteristics) of digital objects, and to analyse a range of digital objects in order to develop a generalised methodology for determining the significant properties of digital object types.”

Name of Trawler: John

Available Outputs:
Project Plan – this lists a number of other deliverables of interest which are not yet available

  • Significant Properties Report
  • Framework for definition of significant properties
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