The Aldina Prolites, Muskeg Lake's first hockey team, 1948. - Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Archives, David Lafond collection, MLCN.234-0030

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CCA launches the new ARCHIVESCANADA Digital Preservation Service (ACDPS)


In response to the needs of the Canadian Archival System, and in part funded by the Government of Canada through the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP), the Canadian Council of Archives is now offering the ARCHIVESCANADA Digital Preservation Service (ACDPS).


ACDPS provides memory institutions access to an affordable digital preservation service (DPS) maintained in an optimised technological environment designed to ensure sustainability, long-term accessibility, usability and authenticity of electronic records and digital information objects. Through subscription to this CCAgoverned service, participating institutions will be able to preserve small or large digital collections using the popular open-source, standards-compliant Archivematica and AtoM tools. Archivematica and AtoM software hosting services will be provided in partnership with Artefactual Systems Inc. Secure storage and geo-remote backup is provided by a Canadian-based storage service provider.


This service is flexible, scalable, self-sustaining and supported through an institutional subscription fee and distributed governance model. The tiered subscription model will offer significant potential to medium and large memory institutions while extending the DPS to smaller staffed organizations and volunteer organizations with limited financial resources, but which hold digital records of enduring value. This approach will greatly reduce the individual costs to each organization and maximize the financial and technical resources available throughout the Canadian archival community.


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