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Preservica Cloud Edition scores well in IMLS & POWRR study

Preservica’s complete, out-of-the-box solution addresses all 21 functions in the POWRR Tool Grid of Digital Preservation systems for small to mid-sized institutions with limited resources.

Washington DC, US and Oxford, UK | Tuesday September 08 2014 | Preservica, part of the Tessella group, and a world leader in digital preservation technology, research and consulting, is pleased to announce that Preservica Cloud Edition was well received by reviewers in a recent white paper written by POWRR (Preserving (Digital) Objects With Restricted Resources) funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The white paper entitled From Theory to Action: Good Enough” Digital Preservation Solutions for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions” was created to provide guidance and analysis of digital preservation solutions suitable for small and mid-size institutions — that are often faced with small staff sizes, restricted IT infrastructures, and tight budgets.

Preservica Cloud Edition scored well against the POWRR team’s Tool Grid, addressing all 21 functions for a Digital Preservation solution based on the intersection of the Digital Curation Centre’s Digital Curation Lifecycle and the OAIS Reference Model. In addition, general recommendations in the Moving Towards the Future” section of the study outline that institutions with some financial resources available, but do not expect to add personnel should investigate Preservica ….. which seems to be the best out-of-the-box solution among the limited products tested during the grant period. Preservica requires the lowest learning curve and minimal staff-side interventions.”

One reviewer in the report also mentioned that Preservica’s ability to gather content via web crawling as especially useful in his/​her setting. S/​he concluded that this tool went above and beyond my expectations. The interface makes following the workflow very easy and manageable…Using this tool makes me more confident in my ability to do digital preservation, even if I still feel like a novice.”

You can access the full report via: https://​pre​ser​vi​ca​.com/​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​/​i​m​l​s​-​p​o​w​r​r​-​r​e​port/

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, museums and archives of all sizes to actively preserve and share their valuable content from one system without needing to purchase and manage local servers and storage.

More at www​.pre​ser​vi​ca​.com/​p​r​icing

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.

Visit www​.pre​ser​vi​ca​.com


The Digital POWRR Project (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources), is a multi-institutional, IMLS National Leadership Grant project that has been making waves in the field of digital preservation (DP) since its efforts began in 2012. Its focus has been on investigating scalable DP solutions for small and mid-sized institutions that are often faced with small staff sizes, restricted IT infrastructures, and tight budgets. These institutions hold unique digital content important to their region’s cultural heritage, yet many of the practitioners are unsure how to approach the stewardship of the content and are overwhelmed by the large number of DP tools/​services available.

As the project progressed, the team uncovered the particular challenges, advantages, needs, and desires of under-resourced institutions. They worked to address and overcome obstacles that often prevent practitioners from taking even initial steps in preserving their digital content.

POWRR sought to create a well-marked, realistic path towards sustainable digital stewardship for this often overlooked group. For example, the team delivered a well-received, graphic-based tool grid that shows, at-a-glance, the functionalities of over 60 DP tools and services and how they fit within an OAIS-based digital curation lifecycle.

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