EWIG is an »Open Archival Information System« for cultural and research institutions. Digitised cultural heritage and research data are preserved and kept usable for the distant future. With the new internal release (»Count Basie«), all basic functionalities have been realized and are visible to all interested parties: At https://ewig.zib.de, information is now available on data requirements for archiving, the data model, the workflows for data transfer into the system and the internal archiving processes.

The ZIB department Digital Data and Information for Society, Science, and Culture (D²IS²C) with the KOBV and digiS develops and operates this digital long-term archive as a service for partner institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg.