- The Solutions
Data is immensely complicated.
Digital preservation involves a series of activities necessary to ensure continued access to research data for as long as necessary while keeping its intellectual control. Many research projects are currently struggling to preserve their data and associated products (metadata, software, documentation, etc.), as the current archiving and preservation capabilities are inadequate in terms of scale and fall below expectations, while data stewardship costs are frequently underestimated.
ARCHIVER identified the current gaps in preservation services offered in the public sector, taking lessons learned from past initiatives. ARCHIVER put these models into practice for multiple scientific disciplines in order to simplify data management, making costs more predictable and helping to reduce fragmentation in data stewardship practices across scientific domains.
On 12th September 2022 ARCHIVER has been Awarded the Digital Preservation Award for Collaboration and Cooperation, which celebrates significant collaboration across institutional, professional, sectoral and geographical boundaries which have had a demonstrable and positive impact on digital preservation.
ARCHIVER contribution to Long Term Data Preservation challenges is described in this article featured CONNECT40, the latest issue of the GÉANT CONNECT magazine.
Proven functionality for PB range scientific data archives, long-term data services including migration and portability
Provide missing functionality using common solutions under the OAIS reference model
Rapidly increasing demand from research communities for greater long-term data management functionality and capacity
Support long-term data management in a hybrid-cloud model at the PB range
Optimized data access and ingestion for high rates (1-10 Gbps per day)
Efficient content distribution as cloud access becomes more common and data volumes grow
Cost effectiveness taking into account various use-case access patterns and foreseen archive longevity
Network connectivity via the GÉANT network. Federated Identity and Access Management (IAM) for authentication and access control
Storage capacity in excess of 1 PB for a minimum of 3 years