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Five bodies join digital preservation consortium


Five more local government organisations have joined the Preservica Cloud Edition consortium for the preservation of digital records.

The Oxford History Centre, Staffordshire Archives, Berkshire Record Office, Kent Archives and Birmingham City Archives and Collections have joined the original trio of Dorset History Centre, West Sussex Records Office and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre.

Sam Johnston, county archivist at the Dorset History Centre, commented: “It’s great to be able to collaborate with more local and city government authorities, who are recognising the importance of a cost-effective but secure method of protecting the vital records entrusted to them.”

He added that the recently released Preservica v 6.0 software provides the consortium with features that simplify the uploading of digital records and content from shared drivers and other media.

Local authorities have a mandate to preserve essential and historically significant records, and digital preservation software makes it possible to future proof and provide wider public access to the archives.

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