E-ARK Resources

E-ARK Project

E-ARK was a multinational big data pilot project that improved the methods and technologies of digital archiving, in order to achieve consistency on a Europe-wide scale.


E-ARK3 will further develop, enhance and expand the work carried out by the previous E-ARK4ALL project to establish the Core Service Platform for the eArchiving Building Block DSI [link], which was officially launched in Brussels on 7th December 2018.

CEF eArchiving Building Block

The aim of eArchiving is to provide the core specifications, software, training and knowledge to help data creators, software developers and digital archives tackle the challenge of short, medium and long-term data management and reuse in a sustainable, authentic, cost-efficient, manageable and interoperable way.

Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre consist of a set of services that provide a comprehensive but simple and easily understood set of requirements for Information Governance. The requirements are elicited from existing reference documents.


The Digital Information LifeCycle Interoperability Standards Board is an international group of experts committed to maintain and sustain maintain a set of interoperability specifications which allow for the transfer, long-term preservation, and reuse of digital information regardless of the origin or type of the information. More specifically, the DILCIS Board maintains specifications initially developed within the E-ARK Project

DLM Forum

The DLM Forum is a vibrant community of public archives and interested parties from across government, commercial, academic and voluntary sectors who are active in information governance, including archives, records, document and information lifecycle management.

E-ARK Foundation

The E-ARK Foundation is a consortium of partners working with the European Commission as part of the eArchiving Initiative to provide core specifications, software, training and knowledge with the aim to promote the interoperability of digital archives in Europe and to help organisations and people to preserve information for the long term.

About E-ARK Online

This is the landing page for E-ARK related projects and other activities. A general hub, gathering paths to all things about the E-ARK initiative.