Case study

Swiss Federal Archives

Recognising early the need for an all-encompassing end-to-end digital preservation system, the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA) started a collaborative process by engaging with Preservica as one of its expert partners.

The aim was to establish an archive to secure, preserve, manage and access the SFA’s digital records into the future. The solution that the SFA finally chose is based on the tried-and-tested Preservica Enterprise Edition (EE) system, originally developed in partnership with The National Archives of the UK.

“Communication paths were short, and Preservica was also very proactive. We dealt with very competent people at every stage of the project”

Preservica Enterprise Edition implemented for the Swiss Federal Archives, and the software specification that accompanied it, are vital elements of its digital archive and supports the SFA in the challenging task of preserving the valuable digital records today and for generations to come. “We had intensive contact with the designers and developers who implemented our solution, and we benefited a lot from that. Communication paths were short, and Preservica was also very proactive. We dealt with very competent people at every stage of the project.” comments Urs Meyer, IT Architect at SFA.