The Archives of the Episcopal Church selects Arkivum PERPETUA as their assured data safeguarding and digital archiving solution

Boston, USA – 29 January 2018. Arkivum Ltd., a leading provider of compliance driven long-term data safeguarding and digital archiving solutions, has announced that The Archives of the Episcopal Church (Episcopal Archives) in Austin, Texas, has chosen Arkivum PERPETUA as their data archiving, preservation and safeguarding solution.

Established by its main governing body, the General Convention, in 1835, the Episcopal Archives holds records dating back to colonial times. As the official repository of The Episcopal Church, it holds and manages both historical and contemporary corporate records. The Episcopal Archives is also the repository for official publications of local and national Church entities, and personal records of prominent Episcopalians. The Episcopal Archives has selected Arkivum PERPETUA to provide a scalable, OAIS compliant, fully managed digital repository for collection, description, preservation and access to electronic records. The initial volume of data to be archived is around 100 TB, and this is expected to grow.

Arkivum PERPETUA is a leading end-to-end digital preservation and archival secure safeguarding solution designed from the ground up to address the unique requirements and challenges of the Heritage, Libraries and Higher Education markets. Arkivum PERPETUA is a modular solution which enables organizations to select the functionality suitable with its current needs, and add others as requirements evolve. Arkivum PERPETUA uses open standards and sector-adapted open source components to optimize sector workflows and usability.

Mark J. Duffy, Executive Director of the Episcopal Archives said: “Given the vital importance of this decision, we have invested time to research and evaluate to ensure a digital preservation approach that supports flexible and sustainable open source solutions. We are delighted to choose Arkivum PERPETUA as it best meets our priority requirements and delivers assurance that our valuable historical data will be preserved and remain accessible today and as it grows over time.”

Yaron Naor, Vice President and General Manager, Americas, at Arkivum added: “We are most proud to welcome the Episcopal Archives to our global Arkivum PERPETUA community. The Arkivum team are dedicated to safeguarding their valuable collection with our fully managed and compliant data archiving solution.”

About The Archives of the Episcopal Church, New York

The mission of The Archives of the Episcopal Church is to honor the diverse history of The Episcopal Church and to assist the faithful in fulfilling the Baptismal covenant “to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” The Archives of the Episcopal Church seeks to explore and unlock institutional and community memory to frame new reflections on their unfolding work. The Archives aspires to connect the Church’s history with today’s ministries and to create pathways for discerning new ways to engage in God’s creation.