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Happy World Digital Preservation Day

Keep an eye on Twitter @CU_Archives as we will be revealing facts about our Digital Preservation Program all day. If you are not a Twitter follower, check this page throughout the day as we will add the postings as they appear on Twitter.


  • RMA is actively collecting digital material. Since the program launched during the summer of 2017 RMA has accepted over 30TB of content from across the university and through private donations.
  • RMA has a digital preservation strategy in place? The implementation was started in the Fall of 2018 with the objective of launching the Digital Preservation Lab in 2020.
  • RMA is able to recover content off certain older storage media including zip and floppy disks.
  • RMA uses hardware write blockers when copying content off external storage media in order to respect the authenticity and trustworthiness of digital records.
  • RMA has been using ISO-Open Archival Information System (OAIS) compliant Archivematica as our Digital Preservation System since September 2018 in order to preserve Concordia's digital past.
  • RMA is opening a Digital Preservation Lab in 2020 to help extract and preserve at-risk digital content.
  • RMA and Concordia's Special Collections are using AccesstoMemory (AtoM) to provide access to their collections. Consult to browse our fonds.
  • Since July 2018, RMA is also archiving web pages. Have a look at our collection of websites:


Older storage media


Digital Preservation Lab sneak peak


Write blockers



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