An end-to-end digital preservation and archival safeguarding solution designed specifically for the Heritage, Libraries and Higher Education markets.


Arkivum PERPETUA is a modular solution which allows organizations to select the capabilities and features suitable for your current needs and add others as requirements evolve. Arkivum PERPETUA scales from entry-level to large collections, thus optimising total cost of ownership (TCO) and providing long-term preservation for valuable digital assets, all while assuring organisations can provide superior service to its client-base.


Future-ready today

To meet the highest levels of digital preservation and access requirements, Arkivum PERPETUA includes tools that provide description and access metadata management capabilities. This functionality is tightly integrated into the Arkivum PERPETUA solution to enable content to be discoverable and available over any digital channel.

Arkivum PERPETUA incorporates automated processes to ensure digital preservation, future accessibility and usability of your data such as:

  • File-format identification and normalization
  • Metadata creation
  • Packaging for long-term archiving

“We are delighted to work with Arkivum and use the Perpetua service as part of our overall solution, in particular in the context of working with a collection, likely to exceed 250,000 digital files, capturing a transformational period in the city’s history. This will form a vital part of the University’s strategic review of the most effective approach to digital preservation of archival collections and research data over the long term.”

Chris Awre

Head of Information Services, University of Hull

Key functionalities of Arkivum PERPETUA include:

  • OAIS (Open Archival Information System) model designed from the ground up for long-term preservation and access to digital assets
  • Automated and managed digital preservation service using preservation standards-compliant software
  • Integrated online access solution for making archive content available and discoverable
  • A range of data and metadata upload and integration options including a ‘Dropbox style’ upload area, automation tools, and the ability to integrate with your systems through APIs or loose-coupling approaches
  • 100% data integrity guarantee that is backed by indemnity insurance and a complete copy of data held in escrow
  • The use of open standards provides a robust and built-in exit strategy so organizations are not locked into Arkivum as a vendor or any proprietary software
  • End-to-end managed service
  • Built-in exit plan

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Open Archive Information System (OAIS)

Increasingly, organizations are held to stringent standards of data governance.

The Arkivum PERPETUA solution fully supports and delivers the functions of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model, allowing for a range of digital preservation activities to be performed including; ingest, storage, management, administration, access and preservation planning.

Connect with Paula Keogh

To join the higher education, galleries, libraries, archives and museums we are working with to manage their long-term data management and digital preservation requirements, please feel free to reach out directly to Paula Keogh, Arkivum Sector Manager, via email or you can connect with her via LinkedIn, and arrange to talk about how Arkivum can help you get started on your digital preservation journey.

“We felt that Arkivum’s Perpetua solution was best suited to serve our long-term needs. Our institutional records are extremely important to us and having a trusted partner whose solution […] is central to our long-term storage strategy.”

Elaine Penn

University Archivist and Records Manager , University of Westminster

Best-of-breed open source tools

It is your data so you must be in total control of it at all times. With that in mind, Arkivum PERPETUA is architected using Arkivum 6, our digital archiving layer which provides guaranteed data integrity, in conjunction with the industry-leading open-source and open standard technologies Archivematica and AtoM from Artefactual, which deliver key preservation and data access functionality.

You get complete peace of mind because when it comes to having an exit plan for business continuity you are not tied to any proprietary technology, and vendor lock-in is not a factor in the Arkivum model.

This is of vital importance to organisations such as Higher Education establishments and Heritage or Memory institutions like Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

Digital preservation readiness study

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“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.”

Gary Tuson

County Archivist, Norfolk Record Office

Talk to us

To find out more about our solutions and to start securing your data today and for the future, please call us on +44 (0)1249 405060 or +1 617 306 4563, send us an email at or complete the Contact Form below and we will follow-up with you directly.