COPPUL’s opt-in services overview

The following services are made available on an opt-in basis to all full COPPUL members. The COPPUL Digital Preservation Network Manager will provide or arrange for training, technical support, and advice in relation to these services, and work towards platform integrations and new service offerings. For more information, please contact corey@coppul.ca.

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Archive-It

First deployed in 2006, Archive-It is a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content. More information: https://archive-it.org/learn-more/ 

COPPUL members are provided with a 20% discount. Annual subscription fees range from US$2000 for ⅛ Tb of annual data capture to US$13000 for 1 Tb of data. Contact corey@coppul.ca for more details.

Arca

Arca is built on Islandora, a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide. This shared platform provides post-secondary institutions with open-access repositories for research, theses, and any other digital assets they wish to make available to the wider community. More details: http://bceln.ca/services/shared-services/arca 

Annual support fee is $5787, with a one-time $1000 setup fee. More details: http://bceln.ca/services/shared-services/arca/service-support 

Archivematica

Archivematica is an open-source digital preservation system designed to maintain standards-based, long-term access to collections of digital objects.  COPPUL offers Archivematica-as-a-Service for libraries wishing to preserve digital holdings without installing and locally managing Archivematica instances.

Three different service levels are available, ranging from annual subscription fees of $5500 to $12500. More details: http://www.coppul.ca/archivematica 

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Dataverse North

Dataverse is an open-source tool developed by the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS) at Harvard University. Researchers can use Dataverse to directly deposit data, create metadata, release and share data openly or privately, visualize and explore data, and search for data. Dataverse North is an effort to coordinate existing Canadian Dataverse services at UBC, U of A, Scholar’s Portal, and others, to provide a hosted service and a community of practice to support use of the platform.

Preliminary costing estimates are not available.

Planned launch for 2017

COPPUL WestVault

COPPUL WestVault will employ the award-winning LOCKSS software to provide a high-redundancy preservation storage service with content replication at 6-7 sites across all 4 Western provinces.  WestVault will be able to monitor content health, repair damage, and recover from data loss events. It will address a range of threat scenarios, such as major natural disasters and multiple simultaneous cyberattacks. It will also mitigate against human error by preventing any one person from deleting or altering content. More details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oZxJ5C2QNoiXipkpmn9zDk5IFScDrK09a3UHtbP30f4/edit?usp=sharing 

Preliminary costing estimates are between $2000-$3000 annual per Tb of storage. Contact corey@coppul.ca for more details.

Planned launch for Fall 2017

COPPUL SafeCopy

In partnership with BCNET, COPPUL SafeCopy will use Educloud to provide a simple off-campus storage service with drag-and-drop file transfer, checksum validation and/or creation, and virus checking, with 1 copy of all content stored at Educloud with offsite backup. Contact corey@coppul.ca for more details.

Preliminary costing estimates are between $500-$1000 annual per Tb of storage. Contact corey@coppul.ca for more details.

Planned launch for Fall 2017