Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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ArchivesDirect Pilot - Road-testing Archivematica hosting in DuraCloud
Courtney Mumma, Amy Rushing, Julianna Barrera-Gomez

Last modified: 2015-03-27


UTSA Library was one of 9 pilot partners who tested Archivematica hosted in DuraCloud over several months in the Fall/Winter of 2014/2015. The purpose of the testing was to launch the first open-source, OAIS digital preservation service in March 2015. Pilot testers communicated via discussion lists and a group wiki, sharing their use cases and workflows. Artefactual and DuraSpace, the developers behind Archivematica and DuraCloud, respectively, offered training, workflow consulting, system support and enhancements, and scalability strategies. This panel will discuss the pilot from the administrative, processing and developer perspectives, with a focus on the UTSA experience and the changes that had to be made to the software to allow for large-scale processing and hosting.


digital preservation; archives; hosted services

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