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Tools and services

To support stewardship of digital materials thoughout their life cycle, COPPUL offers the following opt-in services to members and select partners at additional cost.

Preservation Processing

  • Archivematica-as-a-Service helps members prepare material for long-term access and storage using standards-based, open-source tools. With hosting provided by the UBC Library and technical support provided by Artefactual, users are able to focus on their preservation goals rather than technical setup and maintenance.

Preservation Storage

  • WestVault is COPPUL's community-owned preservation storage network, based on Stanford's LOCKSS technology ("Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe"). WestVault members are able to store copies of unique and at-risk materials at 5 member libraries across 4 provinces,  safeguarding valuable content for long-term preservation and access. Membership is open to COPPUL members, and to BC ELN partners.

Repository platforms

For more information about these tools and services, including participation options, please contact Rebecca Dickson, Digital Stewardship Network Coordinator (cdsn@coppul.ca).