From active database to archive: case of a Sites and Monuments register

Evy Berg, Stian Finmark, Christer Vinje Gimse

Abstract


The first version of the Sites and Monuments register “Askeladden” was released in 2004. In 2012 this version was replaced by a new, technologically updated version. Since then the old, and for management concerns, obsolete version has been running as an archive. The software it runs on is getting very old, and to preserve the content it is necessary to move to a platform better suited for long-time storage. The National Archive of Norway has decided this collection of data is important enough to include in their digital archives as a deposition. The method used to take care of the content is to translate the table content to software designed for the purpose. The presentation will discuss the procedure and the results.