Digital preservation is the active management of digital content over time to ensure ongoing access. It means ensuring the long-term viability of digital materials through geographically dispersed servers, protective measures against data loss, and forward format migration.
Projects and Initiatives
- COPPUL Digital Preservation Network (DPN) Transformation Project
- COPPUL DPN Professional Development and Education Opportunities
Committees and Working Groups
- Digital Preservation Network (COPPUL DPN) Steering Committee
- Digital Preservation Working Group (DPWG)
COPPUL's suite of digital preservation services and initiatives are rapidly evolving. For an up-to-date overview, please see: COPPUL’s opt-in services overview.
- Archive-It is a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content.
- Arca is built on Islandora, a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide.
- Archivematica is an open-source digital preservation system designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects.
- COPPUL Private LOCKSS Network (COPPUL PLN), established in 2007 and currently being revised, provides a high-redundancy preservation storage service with content replication across all 4 Western provinces.