Archivematica 1.8 released!

We’re pleased to announce the release of Archivematica 1.8 and Storage Service 0.13! This release includes a number of enhancements and fixes. Some highlights include:

Dataverse integration: This feature allows you to connect Dataverse as a transfer source and make SIPs/AIPs from datasets in Dataverse. The integration uses a number of Dataverse features to enhance the AIP METS and includes a Dataverse METS file. This feature has been sponsored by Scholar’s Portal, a service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). Thank you! Please see the release notes for further details on the workflow and some current limitations.

Package store in DSpace via REST API: This feature was contributed/sponsored by the University of Edinburgh and allows AIP/DIP storage in DSpace via the REST API. Thank you!

Scalability and workflow enhancements: Quite a number of fixes and changes have been sponsored in this release by Jisc, as part of the Research Data Shared Service, and by Columbia University Library, as a continuation of scalability work in 1.7 and 1.7.1, to enhance the ability to use Archivematica with large files and SIPs with large numbers of files.

For (many!) more details and a list of bug fixes please see the release notes on the Archivematica project wiki.