We’re excited to announce a major initiative in the US to implement, test and refine digital preservation workflows using open-source tools! From University of North Carolina’s website: “The Educopia Institute and the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have been awarded a grant worth over $681,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for OSSArcFlow, a project to investigate and support the adoption of open source tools for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). The research team will engage with 12 partner institutions to research, devise, and test various strategies for implementing three leading open source software (OSS) technologies, the BitCurator environment, ArchivesSpace, and Archivematica…. Partner institutions for the project are Robert W. Woodruff Library, District of Columbia Public Library, Duke University, Emory University, Kansas Historical Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, New York Public Library, New York University, UNC Odum Institute, Rice University, and Stanford University.”
Artefactual is delighted to see that Archivematica is part of the mix, and we look forward to working with our colleagues at Educopia and UNC on this project, which is expected to start in the Fall of this year.