Advocating for digital preservation through better corporate governance


Going digital. During the breaks I had many conversations on managing digital content (digitized and born digital) and in particular the challenge that business archives face in getting the right level of buy-in (and budget) for an appropriate technology solution to archive and protect this invaluable corporate knowledge over decades. You can find other useful resources and case studies on our Corporate and business archives page.

Preservica, IRMS and ARA digital preservation training a great success!


Over the course of 2015/16 the Preservica team has been pairing up with the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and ARA (UK) to deliver a series of practical workshops and webinars on digital preservation. The successful and highly popular programme of events was presented by digital preservation experts, and supported by a range of guest speakers.

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Learn more about web archiving with Archive-It Advanced Training


For in-depth introductions and demonstrations of how to use them, see the training webinars on the “Brozzler” capture tool and the open APIs available for digital preservation and developers. Case Studies How Toby Jillian Lohndorf, Web Archivist for Archive-It. There are lots of ongoing training opportunities for web archivists of all experience levels.

Archive-It Partner News, July 2020


In case you missed it… Recorded : Supporting Open Science Data Curation, Preservation, and Access by Libraries , a June 25 webinar with the Center for Open Science and Internet Archive. by the Archive-It team. Community News. Join us online.

Network Rail: On Track for Cloud Archival


We're handling and preserving our records using Preservica to engage people in both the history of the railway and in Network Rail's role in delivering a 21st century railway infrastructure. Preservica's active digital preservation technology will ensure these critical information assets remain readable and usable over decades through active management and migration of files as older formats become obsolete. Read the full case study

Why we need long-term thinking for long-term records


Here’s why we need to think long-term and take action to protect critical digital records: Maintaining perspective. Records and information governance practitioners play a vital role in easing this tension, creating dialogues and use cases to move people from a blinkered short term focus. The business benefits of digital preservation. Regardless of the sector you work in, there’s a tendency for users and managers to focus exclusively on the short-term.

Web archiving partners meet in 2019


Both events featured program and technology updates from Internet Archive staff, news and case studies from Archive-It partners, and informal time for discussion and working groups. Archive-It and other Internet Archive Web Services partners will next gather in Europe, at the annual International Conference on Digital Preservation, in Amsterdam – join us here. by the Archive-It team.

SAA Austin Recap #2! Acquisitions & Appraisal & Electronic Records Section Joint Section Meeting!

The Schedule

The standing-room-only gathering examined the topic of digital appraisal through presentations and breakout sessions. The Electronic Records Section is also seeking an early-career member for a community resource project and survey focused on resources for digital preservation. The next presentation was a lightning round on tools for born-digital appraisal?: Author: Scott Kirycki.

Summary – “Blockchain Technology and Recordkeeping”

ARMA International

The chapters respond to, and are structured according to, an initial set of questions from the AIEF’s call for proposals for a study on blockchain, records, and information management. Chapter 6, “Preservation of Blockchain Records and Systems , ”explores how blockchain technology can be used to support long-term preservation of archival documents, as well as some of the issues around the long-term preservation of blockchain records and systems themselves.

Truth, Lies & Videotape: Digital Video Archivists Gather at MoMA

Archives Blogs

Make that a digital video age. And all those digital video files flying around on the internet or downloaded onto your phone not only provide entertainment or inspiration to current viewers, but could be one of the best windows into our world for future historians. However, files designed to capitalize on the ever-changing whims of digital distribution may not be built for longevity, so archivists worry about their ability to stand as historical artifacts for the long term.