Archivematica is a system that automates the process of preparing digital objects for ingest into a repository and an access system. Materials are ingested into archival storage and access is provided to the archived material; access copies are also uploaded to an access system. The process is monitored and controlled through a Web-based dashboard that coordinates a suite of micro-services. It relies on normalization with preservation of the original object. In other words, it normalizes the files but retains the original transfer file and tracks this information using PREMIS activities in XML.
Is this a complete system, a service or a tool?: System
Software Type: Freeware
URL for Resource: https://www.archivematica.org
Alternate / Free Version URL: https://www.archivematica.org
Cost: Free download
Creating body / Developer / Publisher: Artefactual Systems Inc.
Date of Creation: September 2013 (first non-beta release)
Date of Latest Revision: 2-May-14
Current Version (Color, Name, Number): Archivematica 1.1
Other Notes: Archivematica may be installed directly on a Linux system, and specifically targets Long Term Support releases of the Xubuntu operating system. Support is included for using Archivematica as a preservation back end for DSpace, a front end for CONTENTdm acccess, a front end for LOCKSS storage, and a front end for access using AtoM, which comes bundled with the software. For institutions not running Linux systems, Archivematica can be run in a Virtual Mac
Institutional Implementation: City of Vancouver Archives and others
Date Resource Added/Modified: October 20, 2015