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University of Bristol signs for Preservica platform



The University of Bristol has signed to use the Enterprise Private Cloud (EPC) digital preservation platform from Preservica to preserve its cultural records.

It will be used for over 50TB of data covering the Special Collections archive – which includes printed books, journals, archival resources and artefacts – the Theatre Collection, one of the largest theatre history archives in the UK.

The EPC platform will provide for the fast upload, ingest and streaming of video files of up to 10s of gigabytes and will be integrated with the university’s catalogue system.

Philip Kent, director of library services at the university, commented: “Our aim with Preservica is to expand our online access to collections as part of the university’s digital strategy.

“The use of Preservica is integral to our digital and physical infrastructure including plans for a new university library that will bring the Theatre Collection and the library’s Special Collections together into a new Cultural Collections Centre.”

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