Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR)
COPTR describes tools useful for long term digital preservation. It primarily acts as a finding and evaluation tool to help practitioners discover the tools they need to perform particular preservation tasks. COPTR is collating the knowledge of the digital preservation community on preservation tools in one place. Instead of organisations competing against each other with their own registries, COPTR is bringing them together. In doing so it's objective is to provide the best resource for practitioners on digital preservation tools.
There are 527 different tools described in COPTR.
Browse the COPTR Registry
- Find the tools you need in the all singing all dancing Tools Grid, which is POWRRd by data from COPTR.
- View all tools
- View tools by functional category or go top down from the DCC Lifecycle high level functional categories
- View tools by the type of content they act upon
How to create a new Tool Entry
- Check out these Guidelines for contributing to COPTR.
- Search for the tool you want. Check the full name and the acronym!
- If you find it, consider adding more detail to the existing entry. If you don't find it, follow the link to create a new entry, which will automatically create a outline entry for your tool based on the Tool Page Template.
Community Owned Workflows
- New to COPTR is a sub-site dedicated to sharing tool workflows. Check out and contribute to Community Owned Workflows (COW) here.
COPTR was created and launched with the support of the Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation initiative and was initially populated with data from registries run by the COPTR partner organisations:
- Why? What? Who? The COPTR FAQ
- Guidelines for contributing to COPTR
- COPTR needs YOU!
- COPTR Roadmap - coming soon
- How can my organisation commit to COPTR?
- Using the COPTR data feed
- COPTR to do list and Wish list of tools to add to COPTR
- How COPTR Works - information on the technical setup of COPTR.
- Contact, feedback and questions
Funding and development
COPTR was made possible by support from the Jisc funded SPRUCE Project and the Institute of Museum and Library Services funded Digital POWRR Project.