What is Plato?
Digital content is short-lived, yet may prove to have value in the future. How can we keep it alive?
Finding the right action to enable future access to digital content in a transparent way is the task of Plato.
The mission of digital preservation is to ensure continued, authentic long-term access to digital objects in a usable form for specific user communities. This requires preservation actions to be carried out when the original environment of digital objects is unavailable. A variety of preservation actions exist, but each shows specific peculiarities, and a variety of factors influence the decision.
The mission of preservation planning is to ensure authentic future access for a specific set of objects and designated communities by defining the actions needed to preserve it.
The planning tool Plato is a decision support tool that implements a solid preservation planning process and integrates services for content characterisation, preservation action and automatic object comparison in a service-oriented architecture to provide maximum support for preservation planning endeavours.
February 2013: Plato 4.1
After final preparations Plato 4.1 is released, including:
- Improved performance and usability
- First integration of MyExperiment: Lookup properly tagged migration services
- Specify your organisation's objectives once and use them for all your plans
- New user management: Share your plans with your group
- Use the Knowledge Browser to analyse the impact of decision criteria in other plans
Did you encounter any bugs or do you have any comments? Please submit bug reports and comments using the integrated feedback link in Plato, or send us an email.