Joint Statement from Collaborating Digital Preservation Organizations

December 11, 2017 News, Events

The Academic Preservation Trust is a charter member of a new and growing collaboration of higher-education and non-profit entities dedicated to digital preservation.  We have pledged to emphasize what unites us and to actively seek ways that, by coordinating our efforts across the communities that we serve, can accelerate progress in preserving digital content at scales that will make...

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Governing Board Sets 2018 Direction for APTrust

December 11, 2017 News

In phone meetings the week of December 4, the Governing Board of APTrust heard recommendations from its community for new directions and new tasks for the organization in 2018.

The Board generally endorsed the list of recommended tasks, subject to continuing evaluation and refinement by the community and APTrust staff (in consultation with the Board when appropriate), while setting a...

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Fall 2017 Meeting Highlights

October 16, 2017 News, Events

Highlights of the Fall 2017 Meeting of the Academic Preservation Trust

From Wednesday, October 4, through Friday, October 6, forty-two collaborators renewed their conversation about common solutions to the challenges of preserving digital scholarly and cultural heritage material at the Fall 2017 meeting of the Academic Preservation Trust....

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Post from the Front by Joe Carrano

June 13, 2017 News, Technical

And now, for something completely different:  often, the postings here reflect some administrative news related to APTrust, such as new pricing or formal announcements of other developments.  What we don't do often enough is give you a glimpse (warts and all) of the work that our members and staff do together.  Joe Carrano, who is a National Digital Stewardship Resident...

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APTrust Lowers Rates for "Extra" Content to be Preserved

April 11, 2017 News

On the eve of its working groups meeting at the University of Miami (April 12-13, 2017), the Academic Preservation Trust Governing Board approved a 24 percent rate reduction for its digital preservation service.

Improvements in APTrust's underlying software environment, plus a reduction from Amazon Web Services in fees for several services that the APTrust preservation repository...

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