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3D National Repository

Our main action is to alert 3D project developers to take into account the data preservation and sustainability aspect.

Secure backup

On behalf of our various partners in the case of projects developed in the Archeovision environment, 3D data are inserted in our storage spaces, whose backup is insured by the TGIR Huma-Num.

More precisely, for projects in Digital Humanities with 3D component, we provide access to the 3D National Repository. From now on, any research team in Digital Humanities (and more broadly in Humanities and Social Sciences) wishing to integrate a 3D component into their project will have a secure backup solution provided for 3D data with the national repository, under certain conditions (see  GCU)  .

Huma-Num provides a secure backup of the data set deposited on the 3D repository.

Starting from a local initiative, the 3D repository has been consolidated: development of various technical documents and of the server dedicated to the 3D repository. The metadata sets and forms required for the repositories have been defined. The first deposits were made in the 2011-2012 season thanks to the development of our relationships with other CNRS laboratories and producers of 3D scientific data.

Today, the 3D National Repository is operated by Archeovision, in collaboration with the 3D Consortium, with the technical support of Huma-Num.


To go further, today the UMS is working on thelong term preservation of 3D data. A new metadata template has been uploaded. A new archiving system is being developed with our partners: the Huma-Num TGIR and the CINES (National Higher Education Computer Center). Now, 3D data can be deposited at CINES for long-term archiving.

This archeological archiving project in 3D has been in production since March 2019.

Archeovision is now a new streaming service on the CINES archive platform.

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