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Preservica offers a digital preservation option that stores and maintains the files you would like to preserve. It uses cloud based storage and allows users to interface through web broswers.
Appears in COW:Ingesting assets and associated metadata into Preservica


Preservica is a complete OAIS Digital Preservation system available on the cloud (hosted in US, EU or AUS) and on premise (Standard and Enterprise versions). It is trusted by over 50 organisations across 4 continents to preserve collections both large (>6Pb) and small (few 100kb)

Key features include:

Ingest : local tool to create SIPs and attach metadata and transfer to server; range of workflows to upload container files : ZIP files, DSpace, ContentDM or SharePoint exports, Outlook or Lotus Notes email files, or by taking a copy of a website; full QA of content plus running DROID and property extraction

Data Management : Edit metadata using whatever descriptive schema you want e.g. Dublin Core, METS, EAD, etc; sync with catalogs e.g. CALM or via OAI-PMH; delete content using approval workflow.

Administration : Create users, set roles, set access rules to content at fine grain; maintain transfer agreements; produce reports; sync with ActiveDirectory (on premise only)

Access : Browse, search and download files and records using powerful interface. Separate public access interface for content with appropriate permissions.

Storage : Large range of storage adapters including NAS / File Server, HSM, Centera, Atmos, S3, Glacier, SFTP; will manage multiple storage locations and copy to remote locations asynchronously; maintains metadata and index information; can set interval to check fixity

Active Preservation : 300 migration pathways installed; performs bulk migrations using background workflows then verifies using comparison of properties.

Versions: Cloud version available hosted in either EC or US; Standard and Enterprise versions for install in your own data centre; Enterprise version allows development of complete solutions including your own workflows for all functions and a vast range of hosting options.

User Experiences

Case studies can be found here

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