EBSCO Information Services Partners with Arkivum to Address Archiving, Digital Preservation and Long-Term Data Management

~ Safeguarding, Preservation and Discovery Come Together for Libraries Through Partnership Between EBSCO Information Services and Arkivum ~

IPSWICH, Mass., and LONDON — August 1, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Arkivum have formed a strategic partnership to expand value to institutions by making their research data, institutional records and digital assets usable, accessible and optimized for the long-term. The partnership will leverage EBSCO’s SaaS-based portfolio, including EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS), and Arkivum Perpetua, an integrated long-term data management solution used by some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

Arkivum Perpetua is a field-proven, long-term data management solution for preserving, safeguarding and discovering an institution’s valuable collections, research output and corporate data. Arkivum Perpetua provides data safeguarding, digital preservation, record keeping, compliance and value extraction capabilities. Built-in automated processes ensure future accessibility, easy search and usability of the data, making customers’ content discoverable and available over any digital channel. The modular design developed on a next-gen, micro-services architecture enables institutions to seamlessly scale from a small deployment of several terabytes to an enterprise-wide petabyte-level solution. Arkivum Perpetua also allows for seamless integration with institutional applications for corporate records management, special collections, scholarly outputs and research data — providing a solution for any type of data that an institution wishes to manage for the long-term. 

EBSCO Discovery Service provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing an institution's library collections through a single search box. Arkivum Perpetua will integrate with EDS so that content can be seamlessly discovered and accessed across the combined solution. Through the integration with EDS, content will be discoverable alongside other institutional resources and materials. This provides staff, researchers and students with a one-stop-shop to find valuable archival content through EDS and then use Arkivum Perpetua to view and use the content.

Arkivum Perpetua is part of the FOLIO initiative that is creating an open source library services platform (LSP). Perpetua will be further integrated with the FOLIO platform and support the vision and roadmap for an extensible platform supporting traditional resource management but focused on the ability to deliver new services.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President for Strategy Tommy Doyle says, “The partnership with Arkivum allows EBSCO to continue to deliver key services and meet the growing needs for digital preservation. Providing archiving and preservation of institutional assets allows us to deliver holistic access and discoverability of information to students and faculty members alike. Arkivum’s team, subject matter expertise and capabilities are a great way for EBSCO to solve the preservation needs that customers increasingly require while helping them to better manage and secure their research data, collections and library assets overall.”

Arkivum CEO Guy Yaniv says, “We are thrilled and excited to partner with EBSCO and support their mission to improve research around the world. EBSCO’s vision and expertise in providing library services and innovative technology aligns well with Arkivum. Combining Arkivum’s solution for the institution’s created and owned records with EBSCO’s discovery and library offering will substantially increase value to libraries and research organizations worldwide. We look forward to continuous innovation, together with EBSCO, as we serve this dynamic market.”

For more information please visit: https://www.ebsco.com/products/perpetua 

About Arkivum
Arkivum delivers software, services and domain expertise for long term data management and digital preservation making your data secure, accessible and usable for as long as you need it. We are at the forefront of long-term digital lifecycle management technology and methodologies, encompassing preservation strategies, system architectures, total cost of ownership considerations and the mitigation of the risk of loss of critical data. The company has a clear mission to help organizations maximize the value of long-term data by providing a safe, secure, compliant and accessible data management solution for every type of data. Our domain expertise means we can guarantee 100% data integrity and best practice guidance for dealing with new internal and external regulations as they are introduced. Bringing your archived data to life. For more information, visit our website at www.arkivum.com.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family-owned company since 1944.


For more information, please contact:
Arkivum contact
Becks Hicks
Marketing Director
Arkivum Ltd.

EBSCO contact
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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