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Making historical materials accessible for future generations

Long Island University is partnering with 40 community archives to preserve Long Island’s heritage in the cloud

“We're building a partnership with the community archives on Long Island to help them tell the stories of 'Long Islanders', enabling them to move along in their strategic objectives & build a partnership to preserve and make accessible the important stories they are documenting.”

Gregory S Hunter, Professor of Library and Information Science, Long Island University

Protecting valuable historical assets from disaster

Securely storing multiple copies of digitized images in an OAIS aligned cloud repository

Ensuring materials remain readable over decades

Actively migrating files to the latest formats mitigating technology obsolescence

Safeguarding file authenticity and integrity

Utilising out of the box fixity checks, configurable user permissions, audit trails and proof reports

Making collections public and accessible online

Providing the University and wider community with easy access to Long Island’s rich history

Digitizing Local History Sources”

A five year project funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation

Enabling community engagement with Universal Access

Using the Preservica Universal Access portal Long Island University’s partnership with 40 community archives and local history societies is making valuable historical materials accessible to the public for generations to come.

Multi-volume diaries documenting life during the 1920s and 1940s, journals, historical deeds, ledgers and real estate records, photo albums of major events and much more.

Team members can easily upload TIFF images directly into the Preservica repository

Assets can be enriched with descriptive metadata supporting online discovery and engagement

Each of the 40 archives retain ownership and control of materials in Preservica