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Presentation
Storage Made Simple: Preserving Digital Objects with bepress Archive and Amazon S3
Digital Commons New England User Group
  • Lisa A. Palmer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location
Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, AS2.2102
Start Date
28-7-2017 1:55 PM
Presentation Type
Lightning Talk
Description

One of the “purposeful pathways” in the UMass Medical School Lamar Soutter Library’s 2016-2020 strategic plan is to “responsibly preserve institutional investments in purchased and unique content” [1]. Upon completion of the strategic plan, the library began to investigate digital preservation services for its institutional repository on the Digital Commons platform, eScholarship@UMMS. Although content on bepress platforms is protected by a robust infrastructure that includes multiple backups and cloud storage with Amazon Glacier, the library was interested in an additional level of preservation and control, at a minimal cost. After researching various options over many months, in 2016 the library implemented the new bepress Archive service [2], which works with Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) [3] to provide a real-time archive of repository content and metadata. This presentation will describe the implementation process and the library’s experience to date with bepress Archive and Amazon S3.

[1] http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/lib_articles/196/
[2] https://www.bepress.com/reference_guide_dc/getting-started-bepress-archive/
[3] https://aws.amazon.com/s3/

Citation Information
Lisa A. Palmer. "Storage Made Simple: Preserving Digital Objects with bepress Archive and Amazon S3" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lisa_palmer/45/