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Cloud-based Digital Preservation Services for Small or Midsized Institutions: Results of a pilot study of Archivematica + DuraCloud
Society for Imaging Science & Technology Archiving Conference (2015)
  • Kevin C. Miller, Pepperdine University
Abstract

This paper presents the results of a four-month testing period with ArchivesDirect, the hosted Archivematica + DuraCloud digital preservation service launched in February 2015. A discussion of the challenges that small or midsized institutions face when preserving their digital assets is followed by a contextualization of the new platform within the evolving ecosystem of web-based digital preservation services. The paper closes with a candid and critical analysis of the ArchivesDirect service itself as it stands at initial release. This presentation aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion of digital preservation challenges at under-resourced institutions while providing new and critical information on the web-based solutions emerging to serve this community.

Keywords
  • ArchivesDirect,
  • Archivematica,
  • DuraCloud,
  • digital preservation,
  • cloud storage,
  • vendors,
  • POWRR group,
  • small or midsized institutions,
  • cost
Publication Date
May 1, 2015
Citation Information
Kevin C. Miller. "Cloud-based Digital Preservation Services for Small or Midsized Institutions: Results of a pilot study of Archivematica + DuraCloud" Society for Imaging Science & Technology Archiving Conference Vol. 2015 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_miller/9/