Artefactual Systems is delighted to announce that Archivematica has been selected as one of the digital preservation platforms for the Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS) pilot project! The purpose of the project is to “enable researchers to easily deposit data for publication, discovery, safe storage, long term archiving and preservation.” See the Jisc project website for more information and periodic updates.
The RDSS provides an exciting opportunity for Artefactual to work with Jisc to enhance Archivematica’s ability to ingest and perform preservation actions on research datasets. It is also an opportunity to interact with other open-source and proprietary tools for data curation and publication and to work with a stellar list of UK Universities who are the project’s partner institutions (click on “See our list of stakeholders” on the Jisc project website). The broader Archivematica community can expect to see significant enhancements to Archivematica’s functionality and scalability as well as new development on the Format Policy Registry, which will play a key role in allowing the pilot institutions to collaborate on preservation planning for diverse research data types.
Archivematica is already a world leader in digital preservation platforms and its development is backed by a team of archivists, librarians, developers and systems administrators dedicated to the use of open standards and technologies for digital preservation.We look forward to enhancing the platform’s ability to contribute to the curation and long-term preservation of research data sets.