Digital Preservation Service
Long established as a leading web archiving and open knowledge platform with many collecting and access end-to-end services, the Internet Archive is releasing a new suite of low-cost digital preservation services built on top of its non-profit owned-and-operated data centers and existing archiving and web products for perpetual access to knowledge.
The Digital Preservation Service suite is responsive to the needs of each institution. Built on existing Archive-It and Internet Archive infrastructure and open-source software, partners are able to select one or several services from a menu of options, from data replication to geographic redundancy to fixity reporting, that suit their specific preservation goals.
All Digital Preservation and Storage Services accounts include:
Monitoring & Reporting Portal: An interactive dashboard to monitor the status of all archived data in the system, including storage location, fixity jobs, manifests, analytics, and reports.
API Interoperability: Reports and preservation metadata are available through our APIs, along with automated data ingest and export functions. Basic APIs for syncing to popular external repository services are also possible and Internet Archive has many existing integrations with peer mission-aligned services, repositories, and preservation systems.
Cost-Effective Storage: By owning and operating its own data centers, Internet Archive infrastructure costs are far lower than the commercial cloud. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we leverage our efficiencies of scale to provide basic cost-recovery prices to partners.
Features available through this service include:
Content Diversity: While Internet Archive has provided basic storage to all users via archive.org and custom digital preservation services to institutions for their web archives through its paid services, the Digital Preservation Service accepts any type of content, from individual files to datasets to Archival Information Packages (AIPs).
Additional Replication: The service allows users to store and preserve however many copies of your archival data as you wish.
Additional Geolocation: Archived data can be stored in Internet Archive data center locations around the world, including currently 3 nations on 2 different continents.
Third-Party Cloud Replication: Additional copies of archival data can be stored in both commercial and institutional third-party cloud systems.
Additional Architectures: Archived data can be stored in multiple technical storage architectures, to reduce technology risk.
Fixity Check Frequency: Fixity checks can be run as frequently as you wish, with the additional capability to apply different frequencies for different subsets of archived data and receive reports on all verification and repair actions.
View a demo and our recorded webinar on Digital Preservation Services.
If you are interested in exploring new Digital Preservation Service, please fill out the online interest form and we will contact you with more information.