How Royal Botanical Kew Gardens uses Arkivum Perpetua and Aetopia’s DAM to share its culturally significant heritage and scientific collections
Kew has made significant IT investment in creating digital representations of physical objects contained within its collections so as to be able to archive them and make them widely accessible for the future. The largest and fastest growing volume of data has been generated by the digitisation of the Herbarium Specimen Collection. In addition to the preservation of this scientific digital collection, the system is also being used to archive digitised text that forms part of a collection of personal letters from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Heritage and scientific collections
Kew implemented Arkivum to integrate it with the Aetopia Digital Asset Management system. The system will facilitate Kew in the sharing of digital images and digitised text from a number of its heritage and scientific collections that have immense scientific, cultural and public significance. Arkivum, certified to ISO 27001, the internationally recognised data security standard, delivers 100% integrity assured, long-term and secure data archiving.