Tasmanian Libraries choose Preservica to protect public access to archival collections

Preservica’s digital preservation framework will manage digital collections over 150TB to ensure long-term storage of digital archives

BOSTON, MA and OXFORD, UK /ACCESSWIRE/February 2, 2022/ Preservica, a world leader in active digital preservation software, has partnered with Libraries Tasmania under a multi-year contract to accept, preserve and store government and non-government digital records as archives.

The ability to manually or efficiently manage the 150TB of digital collections has become difficult, putting Tasmania’s libraries at risk of not meeting the standards required to ensure the continued preservation and accessibility of its digital cultural collections.

Preservica worked with a local partner Document Management Tasmania (DMTAS) on the formal tendering and contracting process. The digital preservation service will be hosted in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region.

The Tasmanian Archives contain hundreds of thousands of objects of significant historical and cultural value, in various formats, which are actively decaying. These contain content that is unique and integral to the history of Tasmania and must meet industry standards and compliance requirements to support business processes for the capture, storage, management, distribution, secure identification, access, delivery and long-term preservation of its digital collections.

“Our commitment is to preserve the continuing memory of Tasmania as a leading provider of history, research and information services,” said Allegra Huxtable, Head of Government Archives and Preservation at Tasmanian Libraries, Department education. “We are delighted to partner with Preservica to preserve archives and heritage items to fulfill our legal role as Tasmania’s memory keeper and to generate opportunities for lifelong learning and inspiration. culture accessible to everyone in the world.”

The digital preservation system will be part of the infrastructure of the State Library and Archives of Tasmania which will support the receipt of transfers from Tasmanian State government agencies and non-governmental organizations of digital materials in all their forms, including scanned versions of paper documents as well as unstructured documents. and structured digital born records.

This also includes published digital assets acquired by legal deposit or purchase (where such items cannot be included in the national e-filing system).

Public access to the collections of the Archives of Tasmania includes government records, private records and cultural heritage items in a wide variety of formats, including hard copy documentary items, physical items and their digital surrogates (scanned versions) , audio (including analog and digital), film and video (including analog and digital) recordings, maps, newspapers and photographs.

Online access to digital documents has become increasingly important to many Australian government, academic, cultural and business organisations. Tasmania’s libraries are part of a growing community of institutions using Preservica in the region, including The National Archives of Australia (ANA), The National Library of Australia (ALN), the State Library of South Australia (SLSA), Moore College and many other government, cultural and academic institutions.

We are delighted to have Libraries Tasmania become one of a growing number of customers in our user community in Australia,” said Mike Quinn, CEO of Preservica. “Preservica’s preservation system is a key part of the total environment necessary to provide their digital collections with the best chance of long-term survival.”

Preservica’s digital preservation and discovery solution, Starter Edition provides multi-sized archives across the region with a simple, locally hosted way to preserve important documents and showcase digital collections that document Australia’s rich history, ensuring content is kept safe and usable for decades.

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About Preservica

With offices in Boston, MA and Abingdon, Oxfordshire (UK), Preservica is changing the way organizations around the world protect and preserve critical digital information for the long term. Available in the cloud (SaaS) or on-premises, our award-winning active digital preservation software was designed from the ground up to meet the unique challenges of ensuring digital information remains accessible and reliable for decades.

It’s a proven solution trusted by hundreds of businesses, archives, libraries, museums and government organizations around the world, including the UK National Archives, Texas State Library and Archives, MoMA, Yale and HSBC. Visit:www.preservica.com and Twitter: @preservica

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