Active digital preservation 

What is Active Digital Preservation?

Active digital preservation is about ensuring that digital information remains accessible and usable at all times. It involves planning, resource allocation, and application of preservation methods and technologies, and it combines policies, strategies and actions. The goal of digital preservation is to ensure that digital data is kept alive so that they remain usable over time. 

Why you need it 

Most organisations have digital records and information they keep long-term because of their importance. Organisations report a large variety of reasons as to why they need to preserve their digital information.  This can be down to a number of reasons ranging from statutory, regulatory and legal obligations or personnel requirements, litigation support or contracts and much more. 

It is estimated that 98 per cent of organisations need to keep digital records for the long-term because of issues relating to compliance, legal defence, litigation and enduring corporate memory. For example, nowadays building firms must keep a full record of all projects - from blueprints to what batch of steel was used during construction. In a lot of cases, this information is expected to stay on file for 30-40 years after building work is completed, in case repairs are required or a legal case arises. 

How it works

We ensure your digital assets will be secure, accessible and readable for years to come – freeing you to focus on what you do best – safeguarding and sharing your valuable digital content, collections and electronic records.

Get in contact and find out how we can support you in ensuring your digital assets stay accessible and protected for years to come. 

What our clients think?

“We’re moving 30TB of digitised and born digital material to the cloud. It’s part of a university wide initiative to capitalise on the cost and accessibility efficiencies offered by the cloud. We’re pleased to be consolidating our Special Collections in one system that will ensure our digital materials are both digitally preserved and more widely accessible.”
Andy Land, Digital Programmes Manager, The University of Manchester Library

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