Arkivum joins Jisc’s Digital Preservation Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

Blog Tom Lynam

Arkivum is delighted to announce that it has joined Jisc’s newly launched Digital Preservation (DP) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

The new DPS is designed to offer UK-based Higher Education institutes, Further Education and Specialist Colleges and Research Council establishments a simple mechanism to procure digital preservation solutions.

As stated within the Jisc announcement:

Based on sector requirements for data management, this new system will enable Jisc members to procure digital preservation tools through a fast, compliant, and competitive process. The reduced timescale of the process and reduced resource requirements lead to significant savings for members. As a compliant process it also means reduced procurement risk.’

Organisations continue to generate increasing volumes of digital content, which in turn is increasing the importance of ensuring appropriate long-term strategies and solutions are in place to guarantee access and use of digital information.

Yet, securing funding for and procuring digital preservation solutions can be challenging for organisations. It’s Arkivum’s hope that this new initiative will support its customers in protecting their long-term digital assets against time.

In conjunction with the announcement, Jisc have also published a comprehensive and freely available guide for using the DPS. This can be found at the link below.

The DPS will run for an initial three years to the 3rd March 2027, with the possibility of extending the initiative for a further year to 3rd March 2028 and then to 2029.

You can find out more about the DPS on Jisc’s website, here.


About Jisc

Jisc is a UK digital, data and technology agency focused on tertiary education, research and innovation.

They are a not-for-profit organisation and believe education and research improves lives and that technology improves education and research.

Jisc provide managed and brokered products and services, enhanced with expertise and intelligence to provide sector leadership and enable digital transformation.


About Arkivum

Arkivum, a world leader in digital archiving and preservation, guarantees the past, present and future of valuable data. Expert and meticulous in handling data and digitised assets in large volumes and multiple formats, Arkivum offers a fully managed, end-to-end service that streamlines complex workflows and regulatory processes.

Championing good practice in the long-term stewardship and governance of data, Arkivum provides its diverse and prestigious customer base with a gold-standard, cost-effective service. The integrity, security, findability, searchability and accessibility of archived data is key, and Arkivum rigorously applies the FAIR principles to data management – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. Arkivum supports customers to achieve 100% data integrity for their long-term records.

Arkivum’s specialist software and services are chosen by leading institutions and commercial organisations as they take their digital transformation to the next level and ensure compliance with professional and regulatory standards. Active in such fields as life sciences and pharmaceuticals, scientific research, corporate, higher education, and culture and heritage, they draw on Arkivum’s resources and sector-specific knowledge as they build and operate trusted digital repositories (TDRs). While rising comprehensively to the challenges of regulatory compliance, Arkivum’s customers also maximise insight and discovery and derive optimum long-term value from their data, digital assets and intellectual property.

Arkivum, headquartered in the UK, serves a global customer base.

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Tom Lynam

Tom is the Marketing Director at Arkivum. He joined the business in January 2020 tasked with driving new business growth and building the brand into new sectors such as Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences. He has over 12 years’ experience in several diverse marketing leadership roles across technology and professional services organisations.

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