University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) and Arkivum Ltd. announce partnership

The partnership enables ULCC’s Academic & Research Technologies team to offer an integrated, long term digital preservation solution to the academic, heritage and special collections sector.

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We expect it to be of particular benefit to HE institutions, seeking trusted storage for research data, cultural heritage organisations with large digitised collections, and any organisation needing to manage valuable business records and digital assets.

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 12 February 2014

The University of London Computer Centre (ULCC), the leading IT service provider to the UK education sector, and Arkivum Ltd., providers of large scale, long term, and cost effective digital archiving solutions, today officially announced their strategic partnership.

The partnership enables ULCC’s Academic & Research Technologies team to offer an integrated, long term digital preservation solution to the academic, heritage and special collections sector - by adding large scale and long term digital archiving capabilities to its existing service portfolio of digital preservation training, consultancy, and repository development and management.

Richard Davis, Head of Academic & Research Technologies at ULCC said: "The costs and complexity of implementing best practice in data management and digital preservation can be prohibitive. With Arkivum’s clearly-defined, no-nonsense service levels, data security and cost transparency are assured, and costs can be readily forecast for organisations or individual projects. We expect it to be of particular benefit to Higher Education institutions, seeking trusted storage for research data, cultural heritage organisations with large digitised collections, and any organisation needing to manage valuable business records and digital assets over the long-term."

ULCC’s Managed Digital Archive Service offers a quick and cost-effective way to access Arkivum’s service, through a shared Arkivum gateway, further backed by decades of experience in managing digital archives and data repositories at ULCC.

"We delighted to be working with ULCC," said Jim Cook, CEO of Arkivum. "Working together, we are able to offer ULCC's customers the ability to archive their long term digital data regardless of whether the need is for 5 years, 10 years or much longer. We can safeguard the integrity of the data and provide piece of mind against any compliance or regulatory needs - now, tomorrow and long into the future."

To find out more about the Arkivum service and its integration into ULCC's existing EPrints-based repository service you can join us for the Arkivum/ULCC Briefing. Simply register online for the half-day event, which will take place on Monday, 24th February at Senate House, University of London.

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About ULCC
Established in 1968, University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) has evolved into a highly respected and innovative IT service provider within the academic and not-for-profit sector. ULCC’s staff of 80+ IT experts, learning technologists and digital preservation specialists provide services to over 300 institutions within the UK education and not-for-profit sector.

ULCC has over 15 years' experience in the field of Digital Archives, working closely with Jisc, the National Archives, the Digital Preservation Coalition, and most of the colleges and institutes of the University of London, on projects and systems supporting academic research projects directly or indirectly.

ULCC also runs the award-winning Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) since 2005, offering skills and knowledge that underpin preservation and records management in digital environments.

About Arkivum
Arkivum specialises in the management and storage of an organisation's information assets. Arkivum delivers systems that can intelligently manage content to efficiently store and retrieve data over the long term while offering a highly cost effective solution, with low up-front investment and zero risk.

Arkivum was formed as a spin-out from the University of Southampton. With a world-class reputation in the field of digital preservation, the University has been working for over a decade to develop best practice for the safe keeping of digital data over the long term. With on-going links to the University, Arkivum has direct access to state-of-the-art research and this is complemented with a team that has in-depth experience in datacentre operations and storage system implementation.

Arkivum provides a completely transparent data archiving service and its approach to data safety and security is simple; it keeps multiple copies of customers' data in secure UK data centres and actively manages its integrity to ensure it remains in bit-perfect condition all the time. Arkivum relies on proven storage technology and open standards to deliver fast and efficient online access. The company's unique solution is the only system available on the market which guarantees 100% data integrity.

More information can be found at http://www.arkivum.com/


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