Preservica supports State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) joint program
Preservica and Council of State Archivists collaborate on program of digital preservation training, tools and information to help state archives improve preservation and access to government records
Washington DC, US and Oxford, UK | Tuesday July 08 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 the Council of State Archivists’ (CoSA) 2014 State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI). Preservica’s support will enable SERI to enhance its “Best Practices and Tools” web portal, as well as deliver a joint program of digital preservation education, training, information and other initiatives to help state archives improve the way they preserve and provide access to government records.
CoSA and Preservica will also be hosting a Digital Preservation Open Forum for State Archives and Libraries (Wednesday 13 Aug 5:15pm‑6:30pm) at Archives*Records 2014 in Washington DC for CoSA members to learn more about the latest SERI initiatives, share and discuss their needs and priorities for digital preservation training, tools, information, standards, best practice and specific functions for the coming year, and meet state archives and libraries using Preservica.
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Matt Veach, President of CoSA, adds “We are delighted that Preservica will be supporting our 2014 SERI program. Preservica shares our commitment to improving the way we preserve and provide access to state records, and its support will help state archives improve their understanding and knowledge of digital preservation, as well as enable the sharing of best practices and tools through our web portal.”
Preservica Chief Executive Jon Tilbury adds, “We are pleased that CoSA welcomes our support with the SERI program. Preservica’s Digital Preservation and Access technology is already in use at a number of state archives and we look forward to sharing our experiences and working with SERI to deliver a joint program of training, information and best practice on digital preservation”.
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Notes to the Media
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) 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.
About CoSA and SERI
The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is a national organization comprising of the individuals who serve as directors of the principal archival agencies in each state and territorial government. These individuals also serve as State Historical Records Coordinators who chair their respective State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs), a program established by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Working collectively through their membership in CoSA, the state archivists encourage cooperation among the states and SHRABs on matters of mutual interest, define and communicate archival and records concerns at a national level, and work with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives (NARA), and other national organizations to ensure that the nation’s documentary heritage is preserved and accessible.
In July 2011, the Council of State Archivists launched an initiative focused on improving efforts to manage, preserve, and provide access to state government electronic records nationwide. The initiative is managed by the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) committee.
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