While preservation of digital content is now well established in memory institutions such as national libraries and archives, it is still in its infancy in most other organizations, and even more so for personal content. ForgetIT combines three new concepts to ease the adoption of preservation in the personal and organizational context.

Managed Forgetting

Managed Forgetting models resource selection as a function of attention and significance dynamics. It is inspired by the important role of forgetting in human memory and focuses on characteristic signals of reduction in salience.

Synergetic Preservation

Synergetic Preservation crosses the chasm that exists between active information use and preservation management by making intelligent preservation processes an integral part of the content lifecycle in information management and by developing solutions for smooth bi-directional transitions.

Contextualized Remembering

Contextualized Remembering targets keeping preserved content meaningful and useful. It will be based on a process of dynamic evolution-aware contextualization, which combines context extraction and packaging with evolution detection and intelligent re-contextualization.

Expected Outcomes

Foundations and Models

Approaches for managed forgetting, contextualized remembering and joint model for synergetic preservation.

Algorithms and methods

  • preservation-oriented summarization and aggregation
  • multifaceted information assessment methods
  • evolution-aware contextualization and re-contextualization
  • storage based computation

Infrastructure and services

Flexible and extensible Preserve-or-Forget framework, providing an extensible and adaptable set of services for extending information management solutions with intelligent preservation management.

Application pilots

  • Personal preservation focusing on multimedia coverage of personal events
  • Organizational preservation focusing on smooth preservation in organizational content management

Best Practices & Adoption Blueprints

  • Understand opportunities and barriers for personal preservation
  • Form guidelines for offering personal preservation as a service

Our Partners

  • Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH
  • Turk Telekomunikasyon AS
  • The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford
  • IBM Israel - Science and Technology Ltd
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
  • dkd Internet Service GmbH
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Luleå Tekniska Universitet
  • Eurix Srl