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Building and Sustaining a Digital Preservation Program at NARA

National Archives Records Express

This post was written by Elizabeth England and Leslie Johnston, Digital Preservation, Office of the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Leslie Johnston, Director of Digital Preservation, presenting about the ERA 2.0 digital preservation system.

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New Book: Thinking Digital Preservation: for the serious, intelligent, digital preserver

IG Guru

From Amazon This book will provide the readers with the mental tools to enable them to think their way through challenges concerning digital preservation.It Archives Business IG News Book Digital Preservation

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Digitization vs. Digital Preservation

Preservica

Preservica's VP Marketing Alaine Behler recently sat down with our partner History Associates Incorporated (HAI) for a conversation about digitization vs digital preservation. When did the company get started with digital preservation and why?

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NARA’s Digital Preservation Framework Goes Live as Linked Open Dataset, A First For the Agency via the Library Journal

IG Guru

Archives IG News Standards Storage Archiving Digital Preservation Framework NARACheck out the post here.

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6 ways automated digital preservation changes everything

Preservica

On World Digital Preservation Day, Jon Tilbury, CIO Preservica, explores how Preservica’s unique Active Digital Preservation technology is opening up new opportunities to overcome the challenges of working with an increasingly diverse, complex, and growing volume of digital content.

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How one Canadian museum is using Digital Preservation to protect immigrant voices

Preservica

The digital transformation of museum collections. In the age of digital transformation, museums must now support digital collections as well. They document these voices through their digital collections which include oral histories, written stories, photographs, and more.

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Digital Preservation Software Company Offers Free Digital Archives Starter Solution

IG Guru

From Preservica We are excited to introduce Preservica Starter, a new set of FREE and low-cost digital preservation solutions, that make it easy to create a trusted digital repository for your special collections, institutional records and more.

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Three Fundamental Digital Preservation Strategies

IG Guru

July 9, 2018 by Margot Note, CA, CRM Digital files exist simply as data until they are rendered by application software, operating systems, and hardware platforms—making them vulnerable to format obsolescence and media decay. Unlike physical materials, digital files cannot survive what we call “benign neglect”. The post Three Fundamental Digital Preservation Strategies appeared first on IG Guru.

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Mark Your Calendars for the Second Annual World Digital Preservation Day

Hanzo Learning Center

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Happy World Digital Preservation Day! World Digital Preservation Day Digital Preservation Coalition digital preservation web archive website collection website preservation

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Digital Preservation -- High Stakes for Finance and Insurance Companies

AIIM

It is time to think about Digital Preservation differently — as a dedicated capability that keeps long-term information alive and usable and trusted and easily found. AIIM believes that digital preservation needs to be viewed through the prism of a set of Intelligent Information Management capabilities that are integral to delivering upon the Digital Transformation challenge of understanding, anticipating, and redefining internal and external customer experiences.

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Digital Preservation futures: looking ahead to 2030….

Preservica

Much of the discussion in the digital preservation community often focuses on the ‘here and now’. After this year’s PASIG conference in vibrant Mexico City, Preservica ran a community panel session to debate the challenges of preserving digital content, with a focus on casting our minds forward 10 years to the year 2030. We asked where the practice of preservation is heading in the next decade, who its users will be, and what exactly will be being preserved.

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Webinar: SJSU Student, Melissa Kemp, talks with Preservica about Digital Preservation on December 6, 2022 at 1pm EST

IG Guru

Education IG News Records Management Risk News Webinar Digital Archives preservation Preservica SJSUCheck out the link to register here.

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Revisiting Digital Preservation - A Tale of Two Undergraduate Majors

AIIM

The history major perhaps explains why I am so intrigued by the question of digital preservation. There are so many aspects of digital preservation that are important to me as a history major – things like “digital memory” and “preserving our cultural heritage” and libraries and formal archives. Digital Preservation is More than Archives. digital preservation information governance electronic records management

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Assessing Your Digital Preservation Readiness

Preservica

It can seem overwhelming to try and move an organization towards proactively addressing the risk technology obsolescence poses to critical digital information.There are, however, several tools available that can be used to assess readiness and build awareness and engagement with stakeholders. Discover how our customers have assessed Preservica’s active digital preservation solution using the NDSA ‘Levels of Preservation’ set of recommendations.

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Ford Heritage Vault Proves Incredibly Popular As Traffic Overloads Site via Ford Authority

IG Guru

Archives IG News Digital PreservationCheck out the link here.

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Smartphones Wiped 97% of Compact Digital Camera Market via Nikkei Asia

IG Guru

IG News Camera Digital Preservation IOT NikkeiCheck out the link here.

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6 Reasons Digital Preservation Needs to be Part of Your Intelligent Information Strategy

AIIM

According to IDC, the digital universe is doubling every two years, and will reach 40,000 exabytes (40 trillion gigabytes) by 2020. Organizations that fail to immediately address the long-term preservation implications of this massive tsunami of data as it enters the organization will never ever catch up. We’ve tended to adopt an image of Digital Preservation as something frozen in time and inaccessible and hidden away in the less-traveled parts of the organization.

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Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Digital Preservation - What’s the difference?

Preservica

The terms Digital Asset Management and Digital Preservation are often seen as two sides of the same coin. The power of combining DAM and Digital Preservation. How to build a preservation strategy that combines people, process and technology.

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Noord-Hollands Archief selects Preservica for sustainable digital preservation

Preservica

The Noord-Hollands Archief already uses the digital preservation facility run by the Dutch National Archives (which also uses Preservica) for national government records.

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Preserving Content from Closed Systems Part 2: Digital Preservation of Social Media

Preservica

In my last blog I explored how online content management systems are making the preservation and trust of their digital content more difficult by wrapping the creation and storage of digital content into a single platform. How do we preserve this with any degree of trust?

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Preservica v6.0: next generation active digital preservation and discovery

Preservica

delivers enhanced ease-of-use and new ways of working for archives, libraries, museums and businesses - built on a highly scalable platform designed for the future of digital preservation. New capabilities include - updated digital preservation pathways, easy drag & drop upload, online pre-ingest preparation, OCR, enhanced intuitive workflows, automated SharePoint archiving, support for Microsoft Azure and additional content access & discovery options.

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Preservica and AVP partner on digital preservation

Preservica

Boston, MA, Oxford, UK – Aug 13 2018 – Digital preservation specialist, Preservica , is pleased to announce that, AVP , experts in maximizing the usability of data, has become a Preservica Service Partner , joining a growing network of partners providing services and solutions around Preservica’s market-leading active digital preservation and access platform.

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Preserving Content from Closed Systems Part 1: Office 365 & Google G-Suite digital preservation challenges

Preservica

Digital Preservation has always understood that information is complex but most practical implementations have worked with the concept that information is held in files that can easily be extracted from where they are created and initially consumed, and can be preserved in isolation from other files.

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Our Disappearing Content: Why Digital Preservation Matters

Preservica

Laurence Hart, director at TeraThink, discusses digital preservation and why it's not just historical archives that need to protect content over the long term (10+ years). "I Preservation of another type came up in discussions at the AIIM conference: digital preservation. Whether you need to preserve information for business or historical reasons, long-term digital preservation is an issue that eventually affects everyone.

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Digitally preserving local history with Dorset History Centre

Preservica

Dorset History Centre (DHC), a valued Preservica customer responsible for archiving historical material from within Dorset’s county borders, has recently launched a fundraising campaign to digitally preserve the work of the late local photographer Graham Herbert. I recently caught up with Cassandra Pickavance, Archives Service Officer (Digital Preservation) with the Dorset History Centre, who told me all about this fascinating initiative.

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Using digital preservation in real time to document the global pandemic for future generations

Preservica

Throughout the pandemic the value of inter-personal relationships has become even clearer, and as we move towards a world that’s become increasingly digital the relationships fostered in a pre-COVID world have had to pivot to survive and thrive online.

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Celebrating Digital Preservation Day: Why Scalable Digital Preservation Systems Should Be Everywhere

Preservica

On Digital Preservation Day 2017, Euan Cochrane, Digital Preservation Manager at Yale University Library , discusses the challenges of scale associated with vast collections of born-digital content. Today marks the first annual ‘Digital Preservation Day,’ when preservation practitioners around the world can reflect on the importance of ensuring critical digital records, whether of cultural or business importance, remain accessible, secure and future proofed.

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Using digital preservation for brand authenticity and protection

Preservica

It also allows us to better understand the needs of groups that have interests parallel to our digital preservation focus. I see the Digital Asset Management (DAM) community as one of those groups. Preservica has participated in the Henry Stewart DAM events for the past few years, most recently at DAM New York 2019 and there was a notable increase in interest in the use of digital preservation for the long-term reuse and provenance of digital assets.

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A new era for digital preservation in the cloud

Preservica

For some years now, it has been possible for institutions who want to future-proof vital digital content to do so by choosing alternative deployment options: either, to set up their own internally-hosted digital preservation system, or subscribe to a cloud-based system (so called Software-as-a-Service, SaaS). As the market leader in digital preservation solutions, Preservica has decided to change the model to eliminate these hidden costs and storage pricing idiosyncrasies.

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Advocating for digital preservation through better corporate governance

Preservica

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. Last month I attended the ICA Section for Business Archives meeting which was held at the Levi Strauss HQ in San Francisco.

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Join the Team: Digital Preservation’s potential for ambitious innovators

Preservica

CTO Jon Tilbury is in the process of establishing a team of Innovation Software Engineers to explore new technologies and show how Preservica’s leading Digital Preservation product can be used in new ways and new markets. Tell me about the company culture It still feels as though we are in exciting start-up mode, despite having established technology that is the world’s best at preserving information with some amazing brands and institutions.

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Digital Preservation Framework Released for Public Comment

Archives Blogs

Today NARA is releasing the entirety of our digital preservation framework for public comment. This digital preservation framework consists of our approach to determining risks faced by electronic files, and our plans for preserving different types of file formats. Our digital preservation subject matter experts, led by Director of Digital Preservation Leslie Johnston, have been hard at work to prepare the National Archives for this change.

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A new era in collaboration in digital preservation research

Preservica

You may have seen the announcement this week about a joint project funded by Jisc and combing the research efforts of Arkivum , Archivematica , Preservica and the Open Preservation Foundation to share information on digital preservation best practice. This could be the start of a new era in collaborative research between all the innovators in digital preservation and could deliver two very important benefits – to make digital preservation better and to make it easier.

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New Preservica SaaS portfolio redefines affordability of digital preservation storage

Preservica

Extended Preservica range combines enterprise-grade active digital preservation with private cloud-hosting, a 100% data integrity guarantee and low-cost storage at AWS prices. Oxford, UK and Boston, MA: April 05 2018: Preservica has announced three new cloud-hosted active digital preservation and access solutions that build on the success of its Cloud Edition and redefine the affordability of preservation storage allowing customers to grow their archives with confidence.

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Library and Archives Canada’s journey of discovery: modernising our digital preservation infrastructure using Preservica

Preservica

On World Digital Preservation Day 2018, Sylvain Bélanger, Director General of Digital Operations and Preservation at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) discusses operating at scale, the challenges of preserving high volume born-digital content, and giving Canadians greater access to Canada’s continuing memory. Multiple streams, and a multitude of digital holdings. Our digital preservation vision.

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Preservica launches cloud hosted digital preservation in Australia

Preservica

Boston, MA, and Oxford, UK | 16 May 2018 | Preservica has today announced that its market-leading range of cloud hosted (SaaS) active digital preservation and access solutions are now available on the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. The SaaS range includes options for dedicated private cloud hosting, an Active Cloud Escrow Backup service with a 100% data integrity guarantee, and ultra-low-cost preservation storage aligned to AWS prices.

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How does GDPR impact digital preservation solutions in the Cloud?

Preservica

If approached positively it provides an opportunity for long-term improvements in your records management, digital preservation and operations in the cloud. Now to digital preservation. Solutions, such as Preservica, ensure valuable digital information can be found, used and trusted for decades or longer, and this valuable information may well include personal data.

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Seeking pilot partners for new Digital Preservation Services

Archive-It

Archive-It is releasing a new suite of digital preservation services with additional data, monitoring, and storage locality features. Our goal is to provide organizations with a low-cost solution for the active preservation of any type of data or files. by the Archive-It team.

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Preservica and Microsoft collaborate to provide enterprise-grade archiving and digital preservation on Azure

Preservica

Preservica’s market-leading Enterprise Private Cloud active digital preservation platform for Microsoft Azure meets growing demand for secure archiving, digital preservation and discovery of critical long-term data and content. Boston, MA and Oxford, UK: March 14th 2019: Preservica, leaders in active digital preservation software, has announced its Enterprise Private Cloud offering on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

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Mercy International Association works digital preservation miracles with Preservica

Preservica

Mercy International Association (MIA) will use Preservica’s cloud-hosted preservation platform to future-proof its unique digital artefacts and create a new global online resource. Preservica’s active digital preservation and access solution will allow much of the Association’s cultural heritage to be made readily accessible for the first time. With Preservica, we can confidently transform our current physical archive into a globally-accessible digital resource.”.