To enable Berea to safely and rapidly move its collection to the cloud, they are using Preservica’s Bulk Upload Service. The Preservica Bulk Upload Service works in conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Import/Export tool to accelerate moving large amounts of data into and out of the AWS Cloud. This is accomplished by using portable storage devices for transport.
The finished solution will be available via Berea College Special Collections and Archives website, the objective being to share its fascinating history as widely as possible. “We’re very excited about this project,” says Vagts. “We have such an extensive collection of unique sound and video, and it’s great that our students and the worldwide research community will be able to access it.”
As Berea pioneers the way forward for other educational institutions in the US and beyond, Vagts highlights that the project is not only helping Berea, but also archivists around the world.
“I love the collaborative nature of this,” she says. “I love the fact that we’ve been able to fund a project that will ultimately help my profession. Berea’s history is so great, and the giving nature of the college has really filtered down through the collections we have. We are documenting history and making it accessible to everyone, and that’s something to be proud of.”
About the author:
At Preservica, Mike Quinn’s focus as Commercial Director is to ensure that organizations are aware of the importance of “active digital preservation,” and plan appropriate technology strategies to ensure that vital institutional and cultural records are safeguarded and made accessible for future generations.
Mike has over 25 years commercial experience in the software and IT services industry, predominantly in enterprise information-lifecycle solutions for commercial and public sector organizations. He has held leadership roles in several global IT companies and has been recognized as an award-winning winning CEO/Digital Entrepreneur by Business Technology Magazine.