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Archivematica: Creating a Comprehensive Digital Preservation System

Monday, May 24, College Park, MD - This presentation was co-hosted by the National Archives Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NCAST) with the National Archives Assembly, held at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Peter Van Garderen -- President and System Archivist at Artefactual Systems, Inc. Van Garderen demonstrates his company's digital preservation system known as Archivematica (pronounced "Archive-matica"), which tries to streamline the preservation of digital objects. The system is an open, user-friendly, customizable, and ever improving step-by-step program designed to support the preservation of digital objects, and is already in use by the City of Vancouver Archives. Designed with archivists and digital preservation processes in mind, Archivematica functions as a pipeline through which an archivist can easily process packets of information that have been submitted into an archives. The system interfaces with all standard file systems and preserves file hierarchies during processing. For more information, visit the NCAST web site at National Archives Applied Research Division (formerly known as NCAST: NARA's Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies) serves as a resource for improving NARA customer services and business processes; and evaluates tools to improve NARA's electronic records and network operations. These presentations are sessions with our research partners where they talk about their research and findings and how these are helping NARA identify new theories knowledge, methods, and techniques to advance the lifecycle of electronic records.
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