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Digital Preservation Is People

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Preservation is a resource heavy endeavor. People. Time. Equipment. Infrastructure. Facilities. Space. Training. And, I suppose, some cash-ola. Collection management is, to a degree, resource management. This is […]

Cloud Storage for Preservation Profile #6 Now Available

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Consultant Seth Anderson’s latest Cloud Storage for Preservation Vendor Profile is now available on our Papers & Presentations page. This profile takes a look at Preservica, a service that supports deep storage, production, and streaming or other web-based access of assets. In this way it stands

Comparing NDSA Levels Rankings Across Cloud Storage Vendors

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Seth Anderson has been compiling a series of cloud storage vendor profiles over the past year with an analytical focus on the suitability of cloud storage as a preservation environment. As the amount of digitized and born digital material archives must manage grows, the pressure from administrators

New Cloud Storage Vendor Profile – DuraCloud

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

AVPreserve has released the fifth in the series of Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles compiled by Consultant Seth Anderson. These profiles assess cloud storage services in relation to archival and preservation concerns, looking at issues of data management, reporting, redundancy, accessibility, security,

New Cloud Vendor Profile

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

AVPreserve has released the fourth in the series of Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles compiled by Consultant Seth Anderson. These profiles assess cloud storage services in relation to archival and preservation concerns, looking at issues of data management, reporting, redundancy, accessibility, security

New Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Following up on our recent white paper Nine Things To Consider When Assessing Cloud Storage, AVPreserve is pleased to announce the release of our first three Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles researched and complied by Consultant Seth Anderson. Part of our Feet on The Ground: A Practical Approach to The

Cloud Storage Vendor Profiles

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Part of our Feet on The Ground: A Practical Approach to The Cloud series, these profiles break down the offerings of third party cloud storage providers from a preservation point of view. Assessment points include Data Management, Reporting/Metadata, Redundancy, Accessibility, Security, End of Servi

New AVPreserve Resource on Assessing Cloud Storage

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

AVPreserve Consultant Seth Anderson wrote in a blog post earlier this week about the need for a practical approach to assessing cloud storage and other cloud services for use in an archival or preservation-oriented environment. He points out how “The misinterpretation of cloud services and their ope

Nine Things To Consider When Assessing Cloud Storage

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

When evaluating cloud storage providers, it is dangerous to assume such services are only storage and therefore uncomplicated or that requirements for storage are obvious and therefor inherently met by the service provider. Experience with any technology selection will prove the opposite. No two ser

The Need for a Practical Approach to Assessing Cloud Services for Preservation

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

With each new release or update of my iPhone operating system, I am required to revisit and complete the redundant process of “setting up” my phone. The “iPhone Essentials” process includes establishing a Wi-Fi connection, signing into your Apple account, turning on various features, and setting