With a 175-year old collection of historical records from both its predecessor institutions and from donated materials, the University of Westminster (UoW) has faced the challenge to safeguard, preserve and provide global access to its digital and digitised collections using a cost-effective, state-of-the-art and end-to-end solution.
Arkivum’s Perpetua is a digital preservation and access platform that can be deployed and operated as either cloud-based or on-site.
Perpetua ensures digital files remain accessible and usable over decades or longer timescales and uses world-leading open-source tools such as Archivematica to provide preservation functionality. Perpetua, a comprehensive suite that also provides added benefits such as search, discovery and automation, is based on Arkivum’s 100% data integrity guaranteed storage solution.
Elaine Penn, University Archivist and Records Manager at University of Westminster said: “We felt that Arkivum’s Perpetua solution was best suited to serve our long-term needs. Our institutional records are extremely important to us and having a trusted partner whose solution is on the Jisc framework is central to our long-term storage strategy.”
Guy Yaniv, CEO at Arkivum added: “The Arkivum team is proud to have been selected as the University of Westminster’s partner of choice for safeguarding and preserving its priceless digital assets. Perpetua is a comprehensive preservation solution designed from the ground up to meet the highest industry standards and service levels as expected by the University of Westminster.”
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