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Digital Preservation

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

Committees and Working Groups

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.