Testbed for Digital Labelling of Archive Documents

Reference number 2018-03657
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 190 000
Project duration November 2018 - October 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar
Call 2018-02476-en

Purpose and goal

This Project will establish a testbed to investigate if archival volumes and similar cultural objects, stored on tightly packet steel shelves, may be labelled and accessed using digital radio techniques (RFID). Software integration and connection to logistics systems, using open API standards, will also be investigated.

Expected results and effects

The Project will assess whether RFID labelling is technologically and economically feasible in archival storage facilities, and if such technology realistically may be implemented in the cultural sector. Any possible solution, including software integration, has to be license-free and open for anybody to build upon. A successful outcome will enable further development and realization, thereby making storage and handling more efficient, as well as safeguarding the objects for the future.

Planned approach and implementation

RISE and the City Archives welcome developers to test solutions in two separate facilities, an older depot at Kungsklippan and a new-built facility with a double-decker layout at Liljeholmskajen. The developers will have access to the city WiFi/network infrastructure and test environments for database connections provided by the National Archives of Sweden. Information about the testbed will also be provided in cooperation with Urban ICT Arena.

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