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

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  • BagIt: a hierarchical file packaging format designed to support disk-based storage and network transfer of arbitrary digital content. Implemantation of the Format are avaialble in Perl, Java Python and other languages. See the specification here: [1]


  • 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]


  • 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 [4].


Preservica [5]: 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!!)

[6]: 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 [7]: Offers validated and secure archive storage with 100% !! reliability (backed by insurance).