In order to insure a long term document recovery, the participants
will use the ISO Open Document Format (O.D.F.) for common texts,
presentations and spreadsheets.
An automatic conversion of proprietary formats (Word, Excel and
Power Point) will be provided as a front-end towards the long term
O.D.F. is designed as a XML format, allowing subsequent data mining by future independent applications.
Walter Berendsohn gave a clarifying presentation about the aims of WP5 in Berlin during a meeting of WP5+WP6. The presentation is an introduction to the Internet Platform for Cybertaxonomy, the overall aims of a European Network of Excellence project and the relations of WP5 with WP6 and CATE.