nestor is short for Network of Expertise in long-term STOrage and long-term availability of digital Resources in Germany.
The aim of nestor is to secure the preservation of digital resources in Germany and to work with others internationally to secure our global digital memory and knowledge base.
Developing a concept for training, education and instruction in the field of digital preservation together with other existing institutions (library, archives and museum) that offer professional training.
After six years the nestor project came to an end in June 2009.
Since the start one of the goals has been to find a permanent organisational form for the German long-term digital preservation competence network.
As of 1 July 2009, six of the original project partners and two other organisations will take nestor into a permanent cooperation association and continue its work as in the past. The partners involved are: