This paper presents the results of a four-month testing period with ArchivesDirect, the hosted Archivematica + DuraCloud digital preservation service launched in February 2015. A discussion of the challenges that small or midsized institutions face when preserving their digital assets is followed by a contextualization of the new platform within the evolving ecosystem of web-based digital preservation services. The paper closes with a candid and critical analysis of the ArchivesDirect service itself as it stands at initial release. This presentation aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion of digital preservation challenges at under-resourced institutions while providing new and critical information on the web-based solutions emerging to serve this community.
Kevin C. Miller, "Cloud-based Digital Preservation Services for Small or Midsized Institutions: Results of a pilot study of Archivematica + DuraCloud" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2015, 2015, pp 87 - 91, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2015.12.1.art00022