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Archives and Records Association (ARA) and Preservica collaborate to deliver digital preservation training

Preservica and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) for UK & Ireland to jointly deliver practical Digital Preservation training, tools and resources for ARA members.

Washington DC, US and Oxford, UK | Thursday September 25 2014 | Preservica, part of the Tessella group, and a world leader in digital preservation technology, research and consulting, is pleased to announce its support for a new joint Preservica and Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) programme of practical Digital Preservation training, tools and resources for ARA members across the UK and Ireland.

The Digital Preservation training programme will focus on pragmatic methods and techniques for managing, preserving and providing access to public and commercial sector digital records, and will promote the development of a dynamic, ongoing community of ARA members sharing good practices for Digital Preservation. The programme, which is free of charge to ARA members, will include a series of one day hands-on educational workshops across ARA UK and Ireland regions, webinars and tools on how to” topics covering implementation, specification and practical case study interviews and presentations.

John Chambers, CEO of ARA, adds One of our key aims is to advance the training and professional development of our members. Having the knowledge and hands-on experience of how to properly manage and preserve an increasing volume of digital content is a vital skill to have, and so we are delighted to be working with Preservica to deliver this programme of practical Digital Preservation workshops, webinars and resources for our members. We both also look also look forward to supporting a growing community of members sharing best practice in Digital Preservation”.

Preservica Chief Executive Jon Tilbury adds, Preservica’s Digital Preservation and Access technology is already in use at a number of ARA member organizations and we look forward to working with ARA to share practical experiences of implementing and managing Digital Preservation governance and systems”.

More at www​.pre​ser​vi​ca​.com

Notes to the Media

About Preservica

Preservica is a world leader in digital preservation technology, consulting and research. Our active preservation solutions are used by leading archives, libraries, museums, government organizations and businesses across four continents to safeguard and share their valuable digital content, collections and electronic records for decades to come.

The award-winning Preservica Active Preservation and Access technology is available in cloud hosted and on premise Editions and includes a full suite of OAIS (Open Archival Information System) compatible workflows for ingest, management, storage, access and long-term preservation of digital content.

Preservica invests in many research initiatives in digital preservation and is a well-respected member of many international collaborations with academia, archives, libraries and corporations at the leading edge of this emerging field.

Preservica is part of Tessella group, the international analytics, software services and consultancy company.

Visit www​.pre​ser​vi​ca​.com

About ARA

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) is the lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In June 2014 ARA had 2240 members. ARA aims to support its membership through training, continued professional development, advocacy, identification of employment opportunities, professional help and advice, and by providing a community to which the membership can belong and from which they draw benefit through open discussion and debate, as well as through gathering of information and advice.

Through its members the ARA is committed to working for high standards in the provision of and care of archives and effective management of record systems including the retrieval of information from them.

Learn more: http://​www​.archives​.org​.uk

Media Contact

Christina Tealdi | Senior PR and Marketing Communications Manager | Phone: +44 (0) 1235 546638 | Mobile: +44 (0) 779 9346453 | pressoffice@​tessella.​com

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