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For the organisations that build long-lived products such as aircraft and buildings, integrating CAD with systems throughout the product lifecycle brings with it many benefits, but from a preservation perspective it creates additional problems and exacerbates others. The KIM Project (amongst other things) looked at preservation-friendly methods of working with CAD within and outside the design team. The ERIM Project is now seeing how the lessons learned from KIM might be applied in managing engineering research data.
The original and a fuller transcript are available at: http://opus.bath.ac.uk/19825