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.

Mark Your Calendars for the Second Annual World Digital Preservation Day

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Noord-Hollands Archief selects Preservica for sustainable digital preservation

Preservica

The Noord-Hollands Archief (NHA), a major archival institution in The Netherlands, has chosen Preservica ’s active digital preservation software to provide a long-term sustainable digital archive capability for institutions across the region such as the province of North Holland, the city of Haarlem and private archives. After a competitive tendering process that included a test set-up, Preservica's cloud-based active digital preservation software was chosen.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Bridging the gap: Exploring Digital Preservation at scale with Yaso Arumugam, CIO of The National Archives of Australia

Preservica

The National Archives of Australia (NAA) is responsible for maintaining and preserving Australia’s official government records and plays a critical role in archiving the events, decisions and stories that have been pivotal in shaping the country into what it is today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

iPRES International Conference on Digital Preservation 2018

Archives Blogs

Last fall I was able to attend iPRES , the International Conference on Digital Preservation. The conference brought together 421 attendees from thirty-two countries, including scientists, archivists, librarians, and other professionals from disciplines that have an interest in preserving digital information over long time spans. The interdisciplinary approach of iPRES is valuable in digital preservation.

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.

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.

World Digital Preservation Day guest blog: managing the “digital deluge” at the National Library of Australia

Preservica

In this special World Digital Preservation Day entry to our ‘Be More’ blog series, Terence Ingram, Director of IT Operations for the National Library of Australia (NLA), shares his digital preservation journey, the challenges of working with an increasingly diverse, complex and growing volume of digital content, and how Preservica’s active digital preservation platform is helping the National Library of Australia manage the “digital deluge”.

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.

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries and University Archives modernize digital preservation environment with Preservica

Preservica

As the Hesburgh Libraries move toward "all-digital assets", digital preservation is key. Preservica , the market leader in SaaS-based active digital preservation, is pleased to announce that the University of Notre Dame has chosen Preservica’s digital preservation solution to seamlessly integrate digitized and born-digital material at the Hesburgh Libraries, with particular support for University Archives collections.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

Preservica International User Group 2019: meeting the future of digital preservation, together

Preservica

We shared success stories, networked, brainstormed and debated digital preservation futures at an event that has now become a significant gathering of digital preservation experts and practitioners from diverse sectors including national archives and libraries, local and central government, smaller archives and libraries and major corporations. Digital preservation in 2030.

KB, National Library of the Netherlands selects Preservica for new digital preservation system

Preservica

Preservica, is pleased to announce that it’s market-leading active digital preservation software has been selected by the KB, National Library of the Netherlands for the library’s new Digital Warehouse. The new Digital Warehouse will further support the library’s mission to provide access to the knowledge and culture of the past and the present by delivering high-quality services for research, study, and cultural experience.

Affordable digital preservation of government records with Preservica on G-Cloud 11

Preservica

Preservica’s cloud-hosted active digital preservation platform enables government organisations to protect long-term digital records, increase transparency with greater public access and meet GDPR compliance. Oxford, UK 4th July 2019: Digital preservation specialist Preservica is pleased to announce that its market-leading cloud hosted active digital preservation solution is now available through the UK government’s G-Cloud 11 Digital Marketplace.

Exploring digital preservation best practice with UNESCO PERSIST

Preservica

The PERSIST Project is an initiative to ensure the long-term sustainable access and survival of digital heritage. Above all, the Working Group aims to identify and address the needs of digital preservation practitioners, both at a local and international level. We reached some exciting conclusions that set out a clear path to further success in our mission of preserving digital content.

The Fenway Library Organization provides affordable digital preservation to its members

Preservica

Preservica, the market leader in SaaS-based active digital preservation, is pleased to announce that the Fenway Library Organization (FLO) has selected Preservica’s Cloud Edition for consortia to preserve and safeguard digital content for its members. The Preservica consortia offering works within their budgetary restraints and includes all the key feature requirements in one solution – safeguarding, preservation, compliance, and access.

HSBC wins Digital Preservation Initiative in Industry Award

Preservica

Recently the Preservica team had the pleasure of attending the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards (DPA) at the Wellcome Trust, London. The awards run by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are the most prominent celebration of achievement representing people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to protecting the value of digital information. HSBC’s Global Digital Archive system launched in January 2015.

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

Preservica

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.

NAGARA Fall Online Forum 2020 Pre-Approved for Credits by ACA, ARMA, and the ICRM on 10/30

IG Guru

Archives ARMA Compliance Education ICRM IG News NAGARA Record Retention Records Management Risk News Webinar ACA Credits Digital PreservationNAGARA’s 2020 Fall Online Forum: ARCHIVES! has been pre-approved for 5.0 CEUs by ARMA International, 5.0 ARCs from ACA, and 5.0

New year, new you? Achieving more with digital preservation in 2019

Preservica

Something that can often fall off the agenda, however, is the longer-term view of how to protect and leverage the value of the organization’s digital assets. So here is a new year’s resolution that might be easier to keep than getting down the gym more often: resolving to help your organization achieve more by kicking-off or enhancing your digital preservation initiatives in 2019.

Why cloud storage and digital preservation

Preservica

I have been saying for quite some time now that while cloud storage provides some necessary features for digital preservation it is not a digital preservation system in and of itself. See the digital preservation maturity model for my thoughts on this. So it was great to see the Instrumental report on Digital Preservation and Cloud Services (Public) arriving at the same conclusion.