Preservica Delivers New Research and Innovation in Digital Preservation

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Digital preservation specialist Preservica recently announced in a press release the latest version (v5.10) of its market-leading active digital preservation and access platform. The fully supported and maintained single platform is available across Preservica’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and on-premise portfolio including Cloud Edition Essentials, Cloud Edition Professional and Enterprise Private Cloud.

Shaped by user group priorities and Preservica’s newly formed digital preservation Innovation Team headed by Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jon Tilbury, Preservica v5.10 builds on a roadmap designed to enable culture & heritage, government and business organizations to create dynamic, living archives and empower digital archivist and collection managers to achieve more.

Working closely with customers, Preservica’s expert engineering team has delivered new features which include powerful bulk metadata editing adding to Preservica’s flexible “drag & drop” collection management, to simplify updating and enriching descriptions across an entire collection or changing classifications of records (e.g. for GDPR).

The latest version also adds over 75 file format migration pathways based on extensive digital preservation research by the Innovation Team. The new pathways add to the hundreds already included with Preservica and increase preservation action choices for a wide range of image, Audio/Visual (AV) and Open Document formats.

The Innovation Team has also contributed to the new extended read/write APIs – a critical component in simplifying the automated acquisition of content from other systems. Future research plans for the team include working with Preservica users and the wider community to progress digital preservation, such as new ways of sharing recommended preservation actions across the community, and the use of emerging technologies like blockchain and content classification using AI and Machine Learning.

Read more at realwire.

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