New Open Source Preservation Solution—Run Archivematica 1.3.0 Locally or in DuraCloud

Mon, 2014-10-27 09:20 -- carol

Archivematica 1.3.0 Features Full DuraCloud Integration

Winchester, MA  Artefactual has announced the release of Archivematica 1.3.0 with full DuraCloud integration. Archivematica is an open source digital preservation system with a web-based dashboard for ingesting digital holdings and generating Archival Information Packages (AIPs). DuraCloud is an open source cloud­-based archiving and preservation service platform that manages and preserves digital objects in secure, replicated storage. Archivematica 1.3.0 now features the ability to configure the storage option to deposit AIPs into DuraCloud archival cloud storage via the web-based dashboard. Institutions and organizations may now choose to implement the Archivematica open source preservation stack in-house, or to take advantage of the DuraCloud hosted service for long-term secure archival storage directly from their hosted Archivematica dashboard.

Archivematica 1.3.0 is production-ready and now available for download here: https://www.archivematica.org/wiki/Installation

The key new feature in the Archivematica 1.3.0 release is the ability to manage all storage functionality in DuraCloud, specifically:

•Ability to store Archival Information Packages (AIPs) in DuraCloud

•Ability to store Dissemination Information Packages (DIPs) in DuraCloud

•Ability to synchronize a local copy with a remote copy in DuraCloud

“Working with Artefactual to integrate our two software platforms means that if you use Archivematica locally, you can now upload content into your DuraCloud account,” explained DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton, “or add the open source software to your in-house technology stack. Either way it provides Institutions with a complete end to end open source solution.”

Evelyn McLellan, President of Artefactual systems: “Having both local and cloud-based storage options available to Archivematica users helps us to offer our communities additional ways to preserve and protect their digital holdings.”

More Information about Archivematica and/or DuraCloud

If your organization is interested in learning more about  Archivematica (www.archivematica.org) and/or the DuraCloud (www.duracloud.org) service, please contact Michele Kimpton (mkimpton@duraspace.org) or Evelyn McLellan (evelyn@artefactual.com), or complete the inquiry form at http://duracloud.org/archivematica.

About Artefactual Systems

Artefactual's mission is to provide the heritage community with vital expertise and technology in the domains of digital preservation and online access. We develop open-source software and promote open standards as the best means of enabling archives, libraries and museums to preserve and provide access to society's cultural assets. We are archivists, librarians, software developers, systems administrators and systems technicians, all working together to advance the capacity of heritage institutions to meet their mandates in a rapidly changing world. http://www.artefactual.com/.

About DuraSpace

DuraSpace is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  DuraSpace provides leadership and innovation in the use of open source and cloud-based technologies to serve libraries, universities, research centers, for managing and preserving digital content.  The organization’s open source technology portfolio includes the DSpace open access repository application and the Fedora open repository platform. DuraSpace is the home of DuraCloud, an emerging cloud-based service that leverages existing cloud infrastructure to enable durability and access to digital content. http://duraspace.org/.