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These Scenarios describe specific preservation issues that will drive the development and evaluation of a number of key outputs from the SCAPE Project. During the first year of SCAPE the focus of these pages has primarily been on development of Preservation Components (Characterisation, Action and Quality Assurance). Over time, they will be expanded to describe developments in Preservation Watch and the underlying infrastructure provided by the SCAPE Platform. We welcome feedback on these pages from both SCAPE participants and external developers and practitioners. If you would like to contribute, please sign up here, and then comment on individual pages using the wiki.
  • Please note that these pages are a work in progress, and will reflect ongoing developments throughout the life of the Project.
  • As the goal of the Scenarios is to capture how SCAPE outputs are evaluated, the focus is on specific issues rather than on the more general problems SCAPE will solve.
  • Some information and data (such as particular Datasets) are not currently shareable outside of the Project.

The pages below form a network of Datasets, preservation Issues with those Datasets, and Solutions to those Issues. Triples composed of a Dataset, Issue and a Solution are called Scenarios. These Scenarios provide a convenient view onto a set of SCAPE activities that will be spread across a number of workpackages and sub projects (each Scenario page merely includes by reference the relevant details from the Dataset, Issue and Solution wiki pages). This structure was first developed as part of the AQuA Project hackathons, which captured preservation issues and solutions on similar wiki pages here (AQuA) and here (in a subsequent DPC/OPF hackathon). These results may be of interest, and indeed some have already been incorporated or linked to from these SCAPE pages.

The aims of the SCAPE Scenarios are to:

  1. Provide a record of SCAPE Project developments and identify what will be evaluated in SCAPE Testbeds
  2. Ensure effective liaison and collaboration between the various WPs and SPs within the project, by illustrating how each piece of work fits together
    1. Issue Owners can see what solutions are being developed for them and ensure developers understand their requirements
    2. Solution Owners can see what the challenge is they are being asked to solve (with associated requirements) and know who they can contact for more information
    3. Both Issue and Solution Owners can agree on how Solutions will be evaluated in the Testbeds
  3. Support WP and SP monitoring and management, by describing key project results in one place
  4. Support the gathering of feedback from outside of the project, publicise project results and engage with interested users/practitioners
To add a new Dataset, Issue, Solution, or Scenario check out the following instructions: How to add a new Dataset, Issue, Solution or Scenario. Ensure you are aware of the: Responsibilities of the roles described on these pages.

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These are the Datasets that relate to specific preservation Issues which in turn have Solutions developed for them. Click here to create a new Dataset.



  • are based on typical preservation processes that address challenges (or 'issues') associated with particular collections/datasets;
  • must be practical and reflect real use cases for participating institutions;
  • should enable subsequent demonstration (in WP19) of key issues addressed by the project, namely efficient processing of very large scale collections of heterogeneous and complex digital content 

Scenarios should have only one issue associated with them. Multiple datasets may be associated with that issue.

Click here to create a new Scenario. 


These are the preservation or other business driven Issues that are found in particular Datasets and have Solutions developed to solve them. 

Issues should describe particular preservation problems. They must be well defined so that solutions and evaluation points can be proposed and tested.

Click here to add a new Issue.

Don't forget to:

  • add a Testbed Label (lsdr, webarchive, researchdatasets),
  • add a relevant Functional Label (eg. characterisation, migration) 
  • remove the "untagged" Label.



These are Solutions that address Issues that relate to particular Datasets. Click here to add a new Solution.

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