Announcing the ArchivesDirect Price Drop— Affordable Preservation, Evaluation and Workflows Plus DuraCloud Storage

Tue, 2015-07-21 09:51 -- carol

Winchester, MA Understanding and evaluating valuable specialized digital collections for long-term preservation, and establishing organizational workflows to ensure that they become part of an institution’s digital resources can be time consuming and costly. The ArchivesDirect hosted service offers a perfect combination of Artefactual Systems digital preservation expertise plus dependable storage in DuraCloud–AND this soup-to-nuts hosted service is now even more affordable.

The cost for the ArchivesDirect standard plan is now $9,999 a year–a $2,000 rate reduction. This price includes a hosted instance of Archivematica, customized preservation assessment and training from the digital preservation experts at Artefactual, and 1TB of secure, replicated DuraCloud storage (with two copies–one in Amazon S3 and one in Amazon Glacier). The package is designed to help you make sense of unfamiliar digital materials, automatically generate preservation metadata, and streamline digital archives processing.

• WATCH a 3-min. Quickbyte Video about ArchivesDirect: http://youtu.be/u7Ryyo2UWGA

• SIGN UP for the next ArchivesDirect info session on August 13th: http://archivesdirect.org/register

• PRICING: http://archivesdirect.org/pricing

• GET a quote: http://archivesdirect.org/inquiry

Get the low-cost help you need to ensure that your digital holdings remain both safe and accessible for future generations at prices that you can afford. Contact Carissa Smith, Product Manager, at csmith@duraspace.org to get an ArchivesDirect quote.

About DuraSpace

DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org), an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects (DSpace, Fedora, VIVO) and creating services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, ArchivesDirect) to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, "Committed to our digital future."

About Artefactual Systems

Artefactual's (http://artefactual.com) 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 (Archivematica and AtoM) 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 and systems administrators, all working together to advance the capacity of heritage institutions to meet their mandates in a rapidly changing world.