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.

60TB of scalable long-term storage at Oxford Molecular Diagnostics Centre

By |February 29th, 2016|

With the need for a scalable, easily-procured and cost-effective long-term storage solution, the Oxford Molecular Diagnostics Centre has deployed 60TB of Arkivum/100 long-term archive storage.

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 […]

Wearables for ‘unhealthy’ people – a thought experiment

By |February 11th, 2016|

The recent focus around wearables at CES, the largest annual consumer tech exhibition, pricked my attention yet again. There can be no doubt that wearables are more than just a […]

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 […]

Body camera video: We have to trust the footage.

By |November 17th, 2015|

I’ve been reading with interest a number of recent articles on the use of body camera equipment by police forces both in both the US and the UK.  While I […]

Why Wearables Are Creating New Data Streams

By |November 10th, 2015|

I recently read a great article in Bioscience Technology that acknowledges how new technologies are generating significant amounts of data in the healthcare and life sciences sectors and that this […]

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 […]

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.

Life sciences, innovation and data workflows

By |August 10th, 2015|

With UK life sciences funding at a 10-year high, and Parliament’s new drive to stimulate and grow the industry, it’s safe to say that the nation is headed into an era of innovation.

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.

The next Life Sciences investment domino falls: Sean Parker

By |July 23rd, 2015|

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post addressing Google’s investment in the life sciences. Bill Maris, the president and managing partner of Google’s investment arm (Google Venture), was the […]

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 […]