Case study

HSBC

HSBC has partnered with Preservica to protect and future-proof digital assets of unique strategic, historical and brand importance.

The HSBC Archives reflect the colourful 150 year history of the organisation. The archives, a varied mix of paper and born digital content, include letters, photographs, cartoons, films, advertising, banknotes, architectural drawings and interviews with staff – all of which shed light on the social, economic and political history of those communities and countries where HSBC has done business.

“We needed a system that could preserve digital content over the long-term and synchronise with a management system”

Prior to engaging with Preservica, the vast HSBC collection, lacked an adequate cataloguing system or digital preservation capability. Tina comments: “With huge amounts of physical and digital materials already in storage, as well as large volumes of born digital content being produced on a day to day basis, we needed a system that could preserve digital content over the long-term and synchronise with a management system to provide a cohesive view of the archive.” The mix of materials also posed a particular challenge; newer formats including Lotus Notes emails with attachments would be harder to manage as they needed to be findable and renderable within the system over the long-term.

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