Dataverse-Archivematica Integration Now Available for Testing

  • Posted on: 5 March 2019
  • By: Kaitlin

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and Scholars Portal are pleased to announce that the first version of the Dataverse-Archivematica integration for long-term dataset preservation is now available for community testing and feedback.

For the past several years the Scholars Portal team has been working with Artefactual Systems Inc. to create an integration between the preservation processing tool Archivematica and Dataverse. This technical integration enables users of Archivematica to select and copy datasets from Dataverse instances and process them for long-term access and digital preservation. The Archival Information Packages (AIPs) include metadata and all files stored by Dataverse, and are packaged for long-term storage and management usingArchivematica’s standards-compliant workflow. Integration between Archivematica and Dataverse expands capacity to preserve research data, opening up new avenues for librarians and archivists to make valuable research outputs accessible into the future.
We are happy to announce that this integration is available in the most recent 1.8 release of Archivematica. A demo sandbox provided by Scholars Portal is now ready for testing and feedback by community members for a limited period. Click for instructions and login information for the sandbox.
A more detailed white paper about the integration will be released after the testing period is completed.
To learn more about this project, please see Archivematica’s wiki or contact dataverse [at] scholarsportal.infowith any questions or feedback. 
About Dataverse
Dataverse is an open-source data repository platform, developed by the Institute of Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, and community contributors from around the world. Scholars PortalDataverse is a publically accessible Canadian data repository provided by Scholars Portal on behalf of OCUL members and other participating institutions.
About Archivematica
Archivematica is an open-source tool for processing digital objects for preservation and access. Archivematicais developed and maintained by Artefactual Systems Inc. Archivematica integrates many individual open source tools for digital preservation tasks, such as file format identification, characterization, validation and normalization, into a single, standards-compliant workflow.