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A growing amount of digital objects is designated for long term preservation-a time scale during which technologies, formats and communities are very likely to change. Specialized approaches, models and technologies are needed to guarantee the long-term understandability of the preserved data. Maintaining the authenticity (trustworthiness) and provenance(More)
The results of the application of argon plasma coagulation (APC) in surgical endoscopy on tumorous stenosis of the esophagus and trachea, angiodysplasia and gastrointestinal bleeding are presented here. Primary therapeutic goals were always achieved and complications were harmless except one loss after duodenal perforation. We conclude that APC is a useful(More)
There is as yet no agreement about a conservative surgical strategy in the therapy of acute necrotizing pancreatitis. This report describes our experience with "open packing" laparostomy. This procedure is only performed when renal and pulmonary insufficiency is proceeding, despite optimal conservative treatment. Since 1986 twenty-two patients were treated(More)
General Remarks The paper discusses the relevance of qualified education and training programmes in the electronic records keeping and the digital archives preservation as basic tools to support the present and future innovation process in democratic societies. To meet this ambitious aim and to play this new social function the education and training(More)
I certify that all material in this dissertation which is not my own work has been identified and that no material is included for which a degree has previously been conferred upon me. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I whole heartedly acknowledge Anna Maria Tammaro, my competent and able advisor, for her expertise, understanding, kindness, patience and persistent efforts(More)