STM is a project partner in APARSEN.

APARSEN is a Network of Excellence that brings together an extremely diverse set of practitioner organisations and researchers in order to bring coherence, cohesion and continuity to research into barriers to the long-term accessibility and usability of digital information and data, exploiting our diversity by building a long-lived Virtual Centre of Digital Preservation Excellence.

The objective of this project may be simply stated, namely to look across the excellent work in digital preservation which is carried out in Europe and to try to bring it together under a common vision. The success of the project will be seen in the subsequent coherence and general direction of travel of research in digital preservation, with an agreed way of evaluating it and the existence of an internationally recognised Virtual Centre of Excellence.

The International Association of STM Publishers participates in several workpackages of the project, most notably those on Common Vision, Trust and Persistent Identifiers, Sustainability and Business Models for Preservation, and Spreading Excellence for Preservation awareness.

As STM we aim to enhance multi-stakeholder solutions via this project for the longevity of the records of science.

For more detail, see http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.org/index.php/current-projects/aparsen/