Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services)

Planets project

Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services) was a four-year digital preservation project co-funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme. The  project ran from 2006 – 2010 and built practical tools and services to help ensure long-term access to digital cultural and scientific assets. The Planets project founded the Open Planets Foundation as a follow-on organisation to sustain the project outputs. In November 2014, the organisation was renamed as the Open Preservation Foundation.

The project won the award for an outstanding contribution to research and innovation in digital preservation at the Digital Preservation Decennial Awards 2012. The judges commented that the project “advanced the state-of-the-art in digital preservation and has permanently changed the digital preservation landscape by shifting the focus to practical, sustainable solutions that are soundly supported by practice-driven research.”