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

Digital preservation ‘in action’: Real life examples

The sixth webinar of our ‘Making the case for digital preservation’ series, providing the tools you need to build your internal business case. Hosted by Paula Keogh of Arkivum, Paula talks us through some real life examples of how companies across the Heritage and Higher Education sectors are focusing on achieving their digital preservation requirements and why it’s so important to them. There is no “one size fits all” so the real life examples capture a broad range of requirements and use cases, including: Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, University of London, The Archives of the Episcopal Church, Colorado Boulder University and South West Heritage Trust.


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 optimizing total cost of ownership (TCO) and providing long-term preservation for valuable digital assets, all while assuring organizations 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

International Digital Preservation Day

We’re pleased to be supporting the first ever International Digital Preservation Day on 30th November 2017. Check out this short video clip of a ‘day in the life of’ Arkivum’s Sector Manager Paula Keogh, as she tells us about her busy day visiting a number of institutions to talk about their digital preservation programme and how Arkivum can help them get their plan in place to preserve, secure and archive their precious data for the long term.

“We needed a solution that was both highly secure for safeguarding our valuable digital collection and that also provided our users with an engaging and easy to use search interface. We are delighted that Arkivum PERPETUA meets our needs and gives us the assurance that our collection will be future-proofed and widely available for the long term.”

Grace Toland

Director, Irish Traditional Music Archives (ITMA)

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

Arkivum PERPETUA Brings Enterprise-Class GDPR Support to HE, Memory Institutions and Local Authorities

Arkivum launches a compliance module, part of its Arkivum PERPETUA solution, enabling the higher education, memory institutions and local authority markets to meet the GDPR regulation for personal data governance in a cost-effective way.

The compliance module forms part of Arkivum PERPETUA, designed to help organizations worldwide meet the stringent data privacy rules of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that will take full effect from May 25, 2018.

The Arkivum Compliance Module (ACM) provides flexible record management capabilities such as retention management, secure removal of data, evidence-ready data exports, comprehensive audit trails, chain of custody, data encryption and data sovereignty.

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 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

Do you have limited digital preservation resources? Would you like to learn how to use them for maximum benefit?

Read the eBook – Digital Preservation: A how-to guide for beginners.

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.

“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

Do you want to know what professionals from a wide range of global galleries, museums, archives, libraries and memory institutions are saying about their digital preservation challenges – and what they’re doing about them?

Get our infographic and see where your organisation fits in the bigger picture.

“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