[Irtalk] Fwd: [Dspace-general] NEWS RELEASE: DuraSpace and Chronopolis Partner to Build Long-term Access/Preservation Platform

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From: Carol Minton Morris <cmmorris at fedora-commons.org>
Date: 22 January 2014 17:16
Subject: [Dspace-general] NEWS RELEASE: DuraSpace and Chronopolis Partner
to Build Long-term Access/Preservation Platform
To: dspace-general at lists.sourceforge.net


January 22, 2014
Contact: Carol Minton Morris <cmmorris at duraspace.org>
Read it online: http://bit.ly/KFqa7Z

*DuraSpace and Chronopolis Partner to Build a Long term Access and
Preservation Platform*
*Joint initiative boosts academic preservation options*

*Winchester, MA*  The DuraSpace <http://duraspace.org/> and
Chronopolis<https://chronopolis.sdsc.edu/> teams
have partnered to offer an end-to-end solution for long-term access and
preservation services for academic and scholarly data. The offering is part
of a larger project called the Digital Preservation
Network<http://www.dpn.org/> (DPN).
Users will be able to ingest and manage their content in
DuraCloud<http://www.duracloud.org/> for
easy-to-use offsite cloud backup and archiving,  and also push a copy of
their content into the Digital Preservation Network for long-term

The DuraCloud software enables users to upload their content and create a
snapshot of that content at any point by simply clicking a button in the
user interface. The snapshot created in DuraCloud is transferred to
Chronopolis, where checksums for each content item are verified, a manifest
is generated, and the snapshot is moved into Chronopolis storage.
Chronopolis is a preservation node in the DPN network. Once content is in
Chronopolis, copies are replicated to a minimum of two other nodes in the
network and monitored for life.

As an added benefit, a listing of the content that comprises each snapshot
is accessible in the DuraCloud interface. Users can retrieve content from
Chronopolis by requesting a stored snapshot in DuraCloud. Content can then
be transferred out of Chronopolis storage and restored to the DuraCloud
content staging area in DuraCloud. DuraCloud also provides the option of
keeping snapshotted content to Chronopolis available for immediate download
using another DuraCloud storage provider.

*About Chronopolis*

The Chronopolis digital preservation network (https://chronopolis.sdsc.edu)
has the capacity to preserve hundreds of terabytes of digital data-data of
any type or size, with minimal requirements on the data provider.
Chronopolis comprises several partner organizations that provide a wide
range of services. The partners include the UC San Diego Library, the San
Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, National Center for
Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the University of Maryland Institute for
Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

The project leverages high-speed networks, mass-scale storage capabilities,
and the expertise of the partners in order to provide a geographically
distributed, heterogeneous, and highly redundant archive system. Features
of the project include: three geographically distributed copies of the
data; curatorial audit reporting; and the development of best practices for
data packaging and sharing. A Center for Research Libraries (CRL) audit has
certified Chronopolis as a "trustworthy digital repository" that meets
accepted best practices in the management of digital repositories. The TRAC
criteria includes organizational infrastructure, digital object management,
technologies, technical infrastructure, and security. These criteria
represent best current practices and thinking about the organizational and
technological needs of trustworthy digital repositories.

*About DuraSpace*

DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org) is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that
promote durable, persistent access to digital data. We collaborate with
academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting
projects (DSpace, Fedora) and creating services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect)
to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our
collective digital heritage. Our values are expressed in our organizational
byline, "Committed to our digital future."

Carol Minton Morris
Director of Marketing and Communications
cmmorris at DuraSpace.org
Skype: carolmintonmorris
607 592-3135
Twitter at DuraSpace <http://twitter.com/duraspace>
Twitter at DuraCloud <http://twitter.com/duracloud>

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