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About SafeArchive

SafeArchive is a solution for archival storage and replication management. Designed by the Data-PASS partners, it is a storage platform for policy-driven, distributed replication of digital holdings. The current version of SafeArchive is a self-contained system that can be installed, used and maintained by institutional staff without technical expertise. The set of open source tools can easily be used by libraries, museums and archives that wish to replicate their own content.

SafeArchive allows collaborating institutions to monitor peer-to-...

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Benefits of SafeArchive

  • Easy to use tools give curators the power to define replication policies, examine digital content and generate audit reports. Once the system is configured, it will produce automatic audit reports.
  • Ensures replicated collection are geographically and institutionally distributed.
  • Enables institutions in peer-to-peer networks to monitor replication.
  • Reduces threats to digital storage and replication.
  • Produces an auditing trail to support standards such as Data Seal of Approval,...
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The current version of SafeArchive is a self-contained system that can be installed, used and maintained by institutional staff without extensive technical expertise. The set of open source tools can easily be used by libraries, museums and archives.

Option 1. Running the Software on Amazon Web Services

SafeArchive is most easily run using Amazon Web Services (AWS).  While our software is free open source software, AWS charges a fee for web hosting and data storage services.  Please visit http://www.aws.amazon.com for more information.

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How it works

The SafeArchive system was designed to provide a simple tool for distributed replication and policy compliance. It coordinates six primary activities:

  1. Documents the agreed-upon replication policies or rules of institutions participation in a network.
  2. Makes each participating institution's digital holdings available through the web or network system.
  3. Harvests and replicates the collections from their original source using OAI-PMH protocol.
  4. Monitors and maintains the...
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