Chippenham, Wiltshire, 25th August 2016 – Arkivum, the leading provider of long-term digital preservation solutions, announces that Norfolk Record Office has adopted Perpetua, Arkivum’s end-to-end digital preservation solution, to digitally secure, preserve and provide public access to its born digital archives.

Norfolk Record Office is responsible for collecting and archiving unique materials on the history of Norfolk, ensuring that they are discoverable and accessible for people not only in the local area, but across the world.

Gary Tuson, County Archivist, commented, “Our archive is not only unique and of great cultural value, but it is also constantly growing and many of these new additions will only ever exist as digital files.  If these are lost it will leave an enormous hole in our collective memory so making sure that we not only preserve these, but make them accessible has become increasingly important.

We liked the fact that Perpetua gives equal emphasis to both preserving digital assets as it does to making them discoverable and accessible. The fact that Arkivum will be managing the solution for us means that we can use our expertise in the areas where it will have most impact.”

Perpetua’s modular architecture and broad set of capabilities provides the flexibility to meet the different requirement sets across the range of institutions that make up the East of England Regional Archive Council (EERAC), a consortium of local government councils, of which Norfolk Record Office is a member. The consortium is planning on using Perpetua as a centralised service for all of its members.

Guy Yaniv, CEO of Arkivum, also commented, “Norfolk Record Office is leading the way in demonstrating how local governments can bring their archived collections of historical assets to life through digital preservation, public discovery and access.

Norfolk sought a managed, end-to-end solution that would meet their demanding standards as well as provide operational flexibility and long-term peace of mind. We’re delighted they selected Arkivum as their partner of choice.”