Registry of Services & Tools

The DCH-RP registry collects and describes information and knowledge related to tools, technologies and systems that can be applied for the purposes of digital cultural heritage preservation. It also reviews existing and emerging services developed and offered by R&D projects, public organisations and commercial solution vendors.

Whilst providing a broad overview of the existing solutions, the registry initiative focuses on analysing those services and tools that can enable cultural heritage institutions to benefit from the capacities of e-Infrastructures including cloud and grid systems.

Tools and services are categorized by purpose, technologies required, resource formats supported and domain-specific application, among many other criteria. Alongside this functional description, an attempt has been made (for a subset of the tools and services covered) to provide assessments of each. In the first iteration, assessment criteria chosen have been: popularity, support level, portability, scalability, licensing model, and modularity/openness of architecture.

Following, the three released versions of the Registry are available:

Version 1 (a preliminary list of available services and tools)

Version 2 (version 1 + updated informations on supported standards)

Version 3 (final version; version 2 + results of the survey on available services and tools)

In order to improve the registry, a survey has been prepared to rank the services that are listed.
The questionaire, which was anonymous, was intented to determine what services are especially interesting and used by the DCH community. The results were included in the version 3 of the Registry.