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ArchivematiCamp 2017

ArchivematiCamp UK was a 3 day annual conference held at the University of York. It’s purpose is to bring together organisations and institutions who are either interested in using Archivematica for the long term preservation of digital records, or those who are testing or who have Archivematica in a production environment. This year’s camp was […]

Equality-and-Diversity

Here’s an interesting question…how do you build accessibility into your digital preservation service?

I recently attended training on Equality Impact Assessments here at Edinburgh University to enable me to better understand our obligations, under the Equality Act, in the provision of our digital preservation service. The session was thoroughly enlightening and got me thinking much more deeply about how we ensure the methods that we use for discovery […]

Questions, questions!

Appraising digital collections…how do you do it?

We have recently recruited, as part of a wider project, an archivist to look specifically at the thorny issue of appraisal, both of non-digital and digital collections. In doing so our plan is to develop a methodology and set of criteria that can be applied to collections that require some degree of assessment. Naturally, digital […]

Building up our digital preservation service

On the 14th December last year the Centre for Research Collections, at the University of Edinburgh, welcomed colleagues from Court Services to witness the ingest of the first corpus of digital records through our digital preservation system, Archivematica. This represents a huge step the University has now taken to begin to address the issue of […]

School of Information, University of Michigan

ArchivematiCamp 2016

This year Artefactual organised their inaugural user conference, ArchivematiCamp, kindly hosted by the University of Michigan, School of Information in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The event ran from August 24th – 26th and was open to any organisation/institution that was either using, or thinking of using, Artefactual’s digital preservation system, Archivematica. Both myself and my colleague, […]

Edinburgh Preserves logo

Edinburgh Preserves get-together, 22nd September 2016

Do you work with digital archives, or are you thinking about digital preservation? Edinburgh Preserves is an informal digital preservation support group for those in and around the Edinburgh area. We’re having a get-together to share our experiences and discuss projects, tools and procedures over a glass of wine. If you’re interested in digital preservation […]

Presenting 'building a digital preservation programme'

Building a digital preservation programme – ARA conference 2016

Hello all. Its been a wee while since my last post so I thought I’d post about the presentation I gave at the Archives and Records Management conference in London last month. The ARA website has a nice round up of some of the sessions so have a read of those. After a lengthy train […]

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UK Archivematica User Group (March 2016)

Yesterday I attended the UK Archivematica User Group meeting, hosted by Jenny Mitcham at the University of York. Our group, which is open to any individual or institution who is actively using, exploring or testing Archivematica, now has some 47 members so it’s exciting and encouraging to know that this system is getting such great […]

I knew you were waiting (for me) – Archivematica and CentOS

Following on from extensive testing and evaluation we are now in a position to seriously begin work to develop a functioning digital preservation system. However, as we all know, the path to happiness is rarely paved. A minor stumbling block we recently came across was that we, as an institution, aim to ensure that there […]

Archivematica – you’re the one that I want!

Well, after a period of extended leave I’m back online again and have a new series of practical and theoretical posts planned for 2016 that will keep you up to speed with our digital preservation project. To kick start this I’d like to honour my promise to give a review of Archivematica, as discussed in […]

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