Archivematica is an open-source digital preservation system designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects. COPPUL offers Archivematica-as-a-Service (AaaS) to members and other partners wishing to preserve digital holdings without installing and locally managing Archivematica instances.
The service is a joint effort of COPPUL, Artefactual Systems, and the University of British Columbia (UBC) through their EduCloud Server Service. COPPUL promotes the service, signs up new institutions and provided seed funding for the one-time set-up costs; Artefactual Systems provides installation, ongoing technical support and user training; and UBC provides a fee-based server hosting and digital object storage and back-up service.
Hosting and digital object storage and back-up are provided through UBC's EduCloud Server Service, a community cloud-based service for the public Higher Education community of British Columbia. This cloud computing service meets British Columbia provincial privacy requirements under the FIPPA legislation and offers the benefits of a Virtual Server Service such as server consolidation, resource pooling, high availability of the service, and regular backups.
Three different service levels are available to member institutions. All service levels include access to an Archivematica installation on a dedicated virtual machine. Archivematica provides a web-based dashboard to manage ingest, preservation planning, Archival Information Packaging and storage management based on the Open Archival Information Systems (OAIS) reference model.
Bronze level ($5,200/year)
Silver level ($6,900/year)
Gold level ($11,450/year)
For more information, or to sign up for the service, contact Rebecca Dickson, Digital Preservation Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).