February 19, 2020
To start the new year, the FOLIO project released the Edelwise version of the platform. In this forum, you will hear an update on the development roadmap from Harry Kaplanian along with projections on development in functional areas. Matthew Addis from Arkivum will discuss his company’s work in adding support for special collections and archives with Perpetua, including a live demonstration.
Perpetua is a software solution for safeguarding, preservation and providing access to a wide range of digital content types that are often part of the library remit. This includes scholarly outputs, research data, special collections, archives, and institutional records.
Perpetua builds upon and integrates several community open source solutions including Archivematica for digital preservation and Access to Memory (AtoM) for archive information management and online access. Libraries can use Perpetua to store, preserve, manage and access their special collections and archives using archival standards (ISADG, etc.) and be able to describe both physical and digital content that they hold.
Arkivum has done an initial integration of Perpetua with FOLIO’s codex-search so that special collections in Perpetua are discoverable alongside other library resources in a uniform way in FOLIO. FOLIO users can search for content through the codex and then be directed to Perpetua where they can view the full record for matching content. If items are in digital form (e.g. images, audio, video, documents, etc.) then users can view/play them directly in Perpetua.
Matthew is interested in learning what FOLIO people think of what Arkivum has done so far, where it should go next, and how they can engage and participate in the FOLIO community.
- Matthew Addis, Arkivum
- Harry Kaplanian, EBSCO Information Services