Press release

New version of Preservica brings digital archives to life

New public access and discovery feature enables organizations to actively preserve as well as share their digital content from a single system.

Washington, US and Oxford, UK | Tuesday 06th May 2014 Preservica, part of the Tessella group, and a world leader in digital preservation technology, research and consulting, has launched a new version (v5.0) of its award-winning active preservation platform, offering a raft of new features including a new Universal Access function that enables organizations to showcase and share their archives, collections and records with the public through an easy to customize web interface. The web interface uses the latest responsive design to allow public and internal users to browse, discover, search, view, and download digital content in Preservica on multiple devices — PCs, Tablets and Smart Phones – without the need to have the native applications installed.

Cassandra Johnson, Archivist at the Dorset History Centre welcomes the new version We currently use Preservica Cloud Edition to ensure the county’s digitally recorded heritage is properly preserved and remains readable for the long term. The new Preservica Universal Access function provides the opportunity for us to have preservation and access in one system, which will simplify how we manage and share our growing digital archive with the public”.

Preservica Chief Executive Jon Tilbury adds, We are very excited about this new version of Preservica. In addition to the new public access and discovery functions, Preservica v5.0 also includes a raft of other new features, such as storage policies to enable collections to be split between Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier, a Copy Home feature to allow archives to be synchronized to a local server, Linked Data Registry to support live file format registry updates and a new look and feel including a management dashboard that gives an at a glance view of the size of a collection, how fast it is growing, the file formats used and how often the collection is accessed. This is on top of our recent new functions that provide synchronization with Calm catalogues and the automated bulk ingest of DSpace packages”.

The new version 5.0 functions are available across Preservica’s Cloud Edition as well as its on premise offerings, Preservica Standard Edition and Preservica Enterprise Edition. All three Editions are built around the same Active Preservation technology and include a comprehensive suite of OAIS (Open Archival Information Systems) compliant workflows for ingest, management, storage, access and preservation of digital content. Preservica Enterprise Edition is also fully customizable to allow larger organizations to develop workflows that meet their individual archiving and preservation policies.

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

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About Dorset History Centre

Dorset History Centre in Dorchester is the archive service for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. It holds 1000 years of the county’s written history held within many thousands of varied collections – the raw materials of history’. All details of the online catalogue, location, opening hours and other useful information can be found at www​.dorset​fory​ou​.com/​d​o​r​s​e​t​h​i​s​t​o​r​y​c​entre

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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