For the Archives Portal Europe the APEx project and its predecessor the APEnet project (2009-2012) implemented a common framework across Europe that uses existing global archival standards targeted for a European context. By this, the acceptance of trans-national standards is supported and promoted as well as their use is encouraged in order to secure interoperability with the various national and institutional archives portals.

Participation in Archives Portal Europe is open to all European archival repositories that can contribute descriptions of their holdings that are structured in accordance with the appropriate international archival standards (either in EAD, EAC-CPF, EAG and METS format or in a format that can be converted into EAD, EAC-CPF, EAG and METS preferably by themselves with the tools delivered by the APEx project).

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