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 […]

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 […]

The EPSRC expectations 10 months on – where are we?

By |March 15th, 2016|

Here we are, ten months on from last years’ May 1st EPSRC implementation deadline. The expectation was that, by now, institutions would have policies in place that demonstrated their commitment […]

Digital storage: Standing the test of time

By |March 8th, 2016|

It’s no secret that technology is playing a significant role in the majority of modern research projects. Researchers are using cutting-edge technology to carry out their work and are rapidly amassing vast amounts of digital data as a result. With a need to suddenly find a safe place to keep this data, many are turning to digital storage and archiving solutions.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Helping African nations with an open access policy

By |August 12th, 2015|

In Canada, scientists and researchers have seen a new open access policy put into place at the nation’s International Development Research Center (IDRC) that benefits African nations.

How to meet the data storage needs of researchers in 150 research groups [Case Study]

By |August 3rd, 2015|

If you want to cut to the chase you can get the full case study here.

It’s a common problem in universities. You have thousands of researchers in a very wide […]

The Netherlands are at it again – leading the fight for open access

By |July 30th, 2015|

Universities in The Netherlands are pressuring Elsevier to make freely available online all Dutch research papers by 2024 (with 60% by 2019).

‘Digital drafts’ in digital repositories: another route to open access

By |July 28th, 2015|

Researchers are within their rights to publish peer-reviewed digital drafts on digital repositories prior to their being edited for publication.

University of Salford Selects Arkivum and Figshare to Create an Integrated Research Data Management Solution

By |July 22nd, 2015|

Chippenham, Wiltshire and Salford, UK – 23 July 2015

Arkivum, the provider of ultra-safe and secure, long-term, large-scale digital data storage and archive services is delighted to announce today that University […]

Wiley, Figshare and the open access journal movement

By |July 17th, 2015|

As major proponents of open access in the UK and throughout the world, we try to keep you up to date on the latest news surrounding the subject. While our […]

Workflows are the actionable and practical day-to-day aspects of RDM

By |July 16th, 2015|

Are you managing data generated by research? Did you know that the ability to define and automate RDM workflow processes is one of the key ways of ensuring their quality, […]

Just what is open access anyway?

By |July 9th, 2015|

If you’re a member of the academic or scientific communities then you’re probably familiar with open access, however there are a number of individuals who are still a little perplexed […]

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 […]

Could better open access in science save the world?

By |July 7th, 2015|

Today there seems to be an Armageddon scenario for everything. Whether you’re worried about the world descending into war or a super-virus rapidly infecting everyone, there is a lot of […]

Are Elsevier setting a dangerous precedent?

By |July 1st, 2015|

Elsevier, a global leader in scientific publications including Cell, made headlines recently for a new policy change that many believe to be detrimental to the fight for open access. The […]

From 16 to 1,000 research papers – why data archiving is a good investment

By |June 29th, 2015|

The May elections are already having some positive effect on the fight for open data. Newly elected Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock is calling for a shift in “culture” to […]

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 […]

Open access to big data = massive savings

By |June 2nd, 2015|

Open access to public data is one of the most important topics for data archive managers and the use of open data over proprietary data is in the best interests […]