[CASE STUDY] Digital preservation of multi-media artworks

By |August 18th, 2016|

The Kramlich Collection is a San Francisco-based private collection of over 200 time-based media artworks. The Collection includes video, slides, film, audio and computer-based installations by artists broadly considered to […]

Case Study: University of Westminster entrusts its digital preservation to Arkivum

By |August 8th, 2016|

With a 175-year old collection of historical records from both its predecessor institutions and from donated materials, UoW faced the challenge of safeguarding, preserving and providing global access to its digital […]

5 Indicators that you have a digital preservation need

By |May 19th, 2016|

Digital preservation is a very hot topic in the world of digital heritage and many people are talking about it. Some organisations have a strategy in place and are in […]

Managed cloud storage – what’s the hold up?

By |May 17th, 2016|

This article originally appeared in Business Cloud News, Information Age and ITProPortal.

Organisations operating in today’s highly competitive and lightning-speed world are constantly looking for new ways to deliver services to customers at […]

Cyber-archaeology and the race to preserve our heritage

By |March 30th, 2016|

I recently read a fascinating article about how a new process called ‘cyber-archaeology’ is helping us to save some of our endangered cultural heritage sites.

The article highlighted the plight of […]

5 Things you need to know about digital preservation

By |March 24th, 2016|

Digital preservation is a hot topic, particularly in the world of heritage, culture and memory institutions such as museums and galleries. Memory institutions in particular face increasing demands on their […]

Digital Preservation How-To Guide

By |February 17th, 2016|

Digital preservation is currently a hot topic in the world of heritage, culture and memory institutions. Many people are talking about it and some organisations have a strategy in place […]

3 Reasons why the pricing of the Arkivum Service benefits customers

By |January 28th, 2016|

It’s not often that we write an article where the pricing of our service is the central theme. This article is essentially about the positive impact our pricing methodology has […]

You only had one job and deleting data in error wasn’t it

By |January 25th, 2016|

Imagine this scenario: you are an unusually good citizen and you believe that the long-term security and availability of your data is important. It’s the contents of your PC. Nothing […]

New digital preservation solution from Arkivum, shaped to grow with your data

By |January 21st, 2016|

Chippenham, Wiltshire, 21st January 2016 – Arkivum, the leading provider of ultra-safe and secure, long-term, large-scale digital data storage and archiving services is delighted to announce that it is launching […]

My top 5 data storage predictions for 2016

By |January 5th, 2016|

Arkivum provides secure long-term and large-scale data storage services to organisations of all sizes across industry sectors such as healthcare, higher education, life sciences and memory institutions. As you can […]

Digital preservation 101: how to get started

By |December 3rd, 2015|

What is digital preservation and how do you get started? And more fundamentally, what is it you need to have in place to be able to say that you’ve ‘got started’?
Digital […]

Long-term data storage: as simple as possible, but not simpler.

By |November 19th, 2015|

Keeping things simple, as simple as possible, is part of our vernacular. We talk about KISS and (sometimes) use Occam’s razor. Einstein said “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but […]

Preserving digital photographs: people are printing them!

By |October 29th, 2015|

A friend of mine asked me what I did the other day so I replied with my usual elevator pitch and she said “well that’s interesting because I am currently […]

Back To The Future: Where’s the data from 1985’s computers?

By |October 21st, 2015|

Using ‘computers’ these days (here in the ‘future’ of 2015 – the future if you were living in Back To The Future) is so commonplace that we no longer even call […]

Keeping data alive for 25 years? Easy if you know what you’re doing.

By |October 9th, 2015|

It’s often believed that data archiving is relatively straightforward. After all, “all you’re doing is storing several copies of each data file and keeping the copies for as long as […]

Data archiving: It’s for everyone!

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Data archiving is often discussed through the lens of high-profile use cases. Whether you’re archiving to benefit from the future use of research data; preventing a so-called digital Dark Age; securing the […]

Digital preservation: What to do with 20 million images?

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Digitisation is at the sharp end of the digital preservation workflow and is typically done in museums, heritage centres and other places where physical  assets are stored, located and curated. […]

Store and forget (and hope for the best)? What about file format preservation?

By |September 16th, 2015|

What if digital preservation was as simple as writing your digital data (born digital or digitised – it doesn’t really matter) to a very special storage medium? So special that […]

A digital rod for our digital backs? We need to think about the 22nd century.

By |September 8th, 2015|

Until the digital age recently came along, archive storage media were relatively straightforward. We humans wrote on stuff like paper, bark, leaves, stone, walls, tablets (no, not that sort) of […]

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew selects Arkivum for assured digital data archiving

By |September 8th, 2015|

Chippenham, Wiltshire – 8th September 2015, Arkivum, the leading provider of long-term, assured digital data archiving solutions, announced today that after a competitive bid process the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has […]

The 3 building blocks for preserving digital (and digitised) assets

By |August 26th, 2015|

Photographs, negatives, slides, audio cassettes, vinyl records, film, video and audio tapes, DAT tape, MiniDiscs, CD-Rs, documents, manuscripts, objects, artworks…

Preserving, indexing and archiving these assets is a long-term and necessary […]

Tape storage stops you losing your data (guaranteed)

By |August 26th, 2015|

Losing data is never a good thing, but losing data forever, for a business is, well, unthinkable. It has however been reported that lightning struck one of Google’s data centres four […]

What? You’re only backing up your data?!

By |July 7th, 2015|

If you’ve ever worked in higher education—whether as a professor or administrator – then you know one of the most important keystrokes you’ve mastered on your computer is Ctrl+S (or […]

Hackers: The modern day bank robbers

By |June 9th, 2015|

Mention the name “Lightning” Lee Murray at your local pub and someone is bound to know who he is. The infamous Murray was the mastermind behind the 2006 Securitas Depot […]

4 Reasons why tape beats traditional disk storage

By |June 2nd, 2015|

If you are thinking about archiving your data with a third-party vendor, there are many things to consider before making your final choice—the most important being data integrity. During your […]

Catastrophic data loss (that digital dark age thing again)

By |May 28th, 2015|

When comparing life in the 21st century to the ancient world, you may be hard-pressed to find many similarities. But if you look more closely, there are parallels to […]

How archiving can reduce data protection costs

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Over the last 50 years we have seen waves of technology booms which have dramatically shaped the world we live in. Because of this, almost everything we do today is […]

File-format preservation, data archiving, and the Vatican

By |May 14th, 2015|

It’s extremely encouraging to see that the Vatican has devised a long-term strategy for preserving what is clearly a collection of very valuable assets. The move from physical to digital […]