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Grand Valley State University Library choose Preservica for digital preservation of unique collections and archives

Leading Michigan based liberal arts university use Preservica Cloud Edition to ensure valuable digital collections and University archives remain accessible for generations to come.

Washington DC, US and Oxford, UK | Tuesday 15th July 2014 | Preservica, part of the Tessella group, and a world leader in digital preservation technology, research and consulting, is pleased to announce that Grand Valley State University Libraries has chosen Preservica Cloud Edition to ensure its unique digital collections are securely preserved and accessible to students and the public long into the future.

The library’s extensive and varied multi-media collection, used for research and study, includes diaries and correspondence from the Civil War era, slavery documents, 15th century printing; photographs and clippings from American military veterans from World War I to the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts; interviews and papers of the Young Lords in Lincoln Park, 1960s community activists; oral histories of Grand Rapids area founders, philanthropists, and interfaith leaders; D.J. Angus photographs and moving pictures of ca. 1930s U.S. and Mexico.

Patrick Roth, Head of Systems and Technology at Grand Valley State University Library adds, Our initial focus was to make our collections available online to students and the public, however, we realized that we also needed a secure and durable way of preserving our large and growing volume of digital content. In particular we needed a system that would allow us to easily manage and migrate obsolete file formats to newer formats overtime in order to ensure our collections remain accessible and readable for future generations”.

Preservica Cloud Edition ticked all the right boxes, and offered excellent value for money, especially compared to other systems we considered. Also being fully cloud hosted meant we did not have to purchase, operate, backup and maintain local servers and storage. However, what really swung it for us was that Preservica Cloud Edition provided digital preservation and online public access in one system – which will enable us to simplify the way we manage and publish our digital content going forward”.

Preservica Chief Executive Jon Tilbury adds, We are delighted that Grand Valley State University Libraries has joined the growing number of college and university archives and libraries using Preservica Cloud Edition to provide active preservation and public access to their valuable digital research and collections. We also look forward to welcoming GVSU to the newly expanded Preservica User Group and working closely with them to share ideas and shape the future of digital preservation and access”.

Preservica Cloud Edition is available from just $3,950 per year and includes a full suite of OAIS (Open Archival Information System) compatible workflows for ingest, management, storage, administration, preservation and access to digital content, as well as all hosting, backup, operations, maintenance and support to enable libraries and archives of all sizes to start actively preserving and sharing their valuable content from one system without needing to purchase and manage local servers and storage.

More at Pricing

Preservica will also be presenting and discussing the benefits and considerations of Digital Preservation in the Cloud” at the following up-coming conferences and events.

Digital Preservation 2014, July 22 – 23 in Washington DC

Archives*Records 2014, August 10 – 16 in Washington DC

Digital Preservation using Cloud Storage, July 24 2014
Webinar in conjunction with Amazon Web Services

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 4 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) compliant 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.

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About Grand Value State University Libraries

Grand Valley State University is a public liberal arts university located in Allendale, Michigan, United States. The university was established in 1960, and its main campus is situated on 1,322 acres approximately 12 miles west of Grand Rapids.The University Digital Collections include highlights from the Special Collections and University Archives holdings, as well as resources created by or held by other entities within the University.

View the GVSU Digital Collection https://​gvsu​.cdmhost​.com/cdm

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