Software, projects, standards, services and products for data preservation and archives.

From Lsdf



Not included are the following packets:

  • ToMaR: a framework that provides a simple and flexible solution to run preservation tools on a Hadoop MapReduce cluster in a scalable fashion. [2]. ToMaR was developed within the EU SCAPE project [3]
  • Dataverse [4]: A web application for Publishing, Citing, Analysing and Preserving Scientific data.


  • SCAPE: The SCAPE project developes scalable services for preservation strategies on an open source platform for semi-automated workflows for large-scale complex digital objects [5].
  • DuraSPACE: a collection ot tools used in LTDS [6].

Commercial Products and Offerings

Preservica [7]: software for archival and preservation. They can implement distributed storage using different storage backends. Standard protocols: OAI-PMH, CMIS, metadata and content via rest acessible. They say they can run (proven) at 500 MB/s (40 TB per day!!)

Rosetta [8]: A software product from the ExLibris company for archival and preservation. They have a public set of APIs in their developer network. They use a storage adaptor to allow different storage systems to integrate with Rosetta.

Arkivum [9]: Offers validated and secure archive storage with 100% !! reliability (backed by insurance). JISC uses Arkivum as archive provider for their national offering:


  • DuraSpace Projects like Fedora Commons have recognised the typicalities of asynchronous access storage. An approach to have asynchronous acces from REST is described [10] and the current roadmap of Fedora Commons that has asynchronous access to storage on the roadmap [11].

Extensive overview

link to large list of archive application references.