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Project Summary

Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics (PERICLES) – is an Integrated Project funded by the European Union under its Seventh Framework Programme (ICT Call 9).

PERICLES is a four-year project that aims to address the challenge of ensuring that digital content remains accessible in an environment that is subject to continual change. This can encompass not only technological change, but also changes in semantics, academic or professional practice, or society itself, which can affect the attitudes and interests of the various stakeholders that interact with the content. PERICLES will take a ‘preservation by design’ approach that involves modelling, capturing and maintaining detailed and complex information about digital content, the environment in which it exists, and the processes and policies to which it is subject.

Wiki Purpose

This wiki will allow interested parties to track the development of the user scenarios, tests and requirements that are being examining in the project. This will give a view into how the project is progressing, what issues are being examined and a reference-able source of project working information

The intention is to keep this wiki active and up-to-date with the latest working information on the test scenarios including their development stage, processes and source requirements. This element of traceability will aid our researchers and developers to track why they are looking at something, why it is being tested and what it affects beyond itself. Importantly, this will allow us to identify if requirements are incomplete or ambiguous or worse not being tested against. The iterative approach that the project is taking will allow us progressively expand the level of detail about the project work as it matures.

Stakeholder Groups

Each of the domains which are being explored in the project have different stakeholders which have impact on the user scenarios and requirements - this section links to a summary of the different stakeholders for the domains and subdomains.

User Scenarios

The user scenarios are the narratives for how tasks will be carried out by systems and users, here specifically for digital preservation. The scenarios are broken down by domain and have introductory summaries and then detailed analysis. Each scenario gives rise to a number of requirements and constraints in a preservation environment.

Functional Requirements

Any non-trivial project will generate a number of requirements, often competing for importance and priority and sometimes contradicting each other. This section will present the requirements generated by the analysis of the user scenarios, archiving and metadata standards and current processes. The requirements will be used to provide the genesis of processes and software components, linked test scenarios and track development progress.

System Requirements

Any non-trivial project will generate a number of requirements, often competing for importance and priority and sometimes contradicting each other. This section will present the requirements generated by the analysis of the user scenarios, archiving and metadata standards and current processes. The requirements will be used to provide the genesis of processes and software components, linked test scenarios and track development progress.

Test Scenarios

The test scenarios will be used to create coherent and purposeful test suites with which the concepts, tools and processes developed by the project can be demonstrated, tested and evaluated in a manageable manner. The test scenarios should all contain a test plan, test data and execution elements. The test results will be made available and the range of tests will be expanded as demanded by the progress of the project.

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