Arkivum is delighted to announce the release of our latest 6.3 product update. The update brings a host of new improvements and features, which focus on making it easier to ingest digital content, search/navigate within the system and manage user access over time.
Data Ingest Improvements
Arkivum has released two new major features to improve the overall experience of adding new data into the archive.
Firstly, we have released a metadata generator tool to make it easier to generate metadata for customers’ records and data. This helps to generate the metadata structure in line with the hierarchical organisation of the content and records used by the Arkivum system.
Based on metadata that already exists for the dataset, the new tool can automatically build a metadata file and associated hierarchy which is then recognised by the system. This tool will simplify the process for preparing data before uploading and ingesting data into the archive.
The second tool is a metadata validator which will check each record before an ingest, to identify any errors or issues which may cause the ingest to fail. The tool provides users with the option to stop or continue with the ingest. The metadata validator tool will not only catch any issues or errors early, but it will save time and improve the overall ingest experience.
Both the metadata generator and validator tools are accessible from within the Arkivum dashboard.
Easier Search and Navigation
The 6.3 update sees the launch of several improvements to search and navigation within the online dashboard so that it is easier to find content within your archive. One of the major areas of improvement is the ability to better understand and navigate the links and relationships between content within the archive.
The Arkivum system already supports relationships between objects, files and collections. These include pre-configured relationships (e.g. between preservation copies and original files) and bespoke relationships setup by the administrator.
New for 6.3, it is now possible to view relationships and navigate between any linked collection, object, or file within the dashboard. This makes it easier to view the links between records and follow relevant trails of connected data.
In addition to this, we have also added in new information available at the individual file level. For example, it is now possible to view information such as the audit log for an individual file or retention periods.
All of the features mentioned above, in addition to other smaller tweaks and improvements we’ve made to search, makes it easier and quicker to find, navigate and access content within the archive.
The final major improvement for 6.3 is the inclusion of several self-service features, enabling our customers greater control of their digital archive.
New self-service features, all accessible to administrators from within the dashboard, include:
- Create, enable, update, disable and delete users.
- Assign roles, groups and attributes to users.
These changes will make it much easier to manage access to the archive over long periods of time, ensuring management continuity for archived data. This could also include providing access to limited time stakeholders, for example, to an inspector during a regulatory inspection.
Arkivum is currently rolling out version 6.3 to all existing customers as part of our approach to ensure all customers benefit from the latest features and updates from our product team.
If you are interested in finding out more, we are hosting a public webinar at 2pm GMT (9am EST) on the 28th November to provide an overview of the solution and showcase some of the new features including within the 6.3 update.
Find out more information about the session, including how to register, here.