Not every digital repository provides digital preservation.

Providing long-term access to research data is a team effort between researchers, librarians, archivists and an institution. Unlike backing up files, digital preservation involves special procedures, maintenance, and storage of research data, as described in the ISO 14721:2012 Open Archival Information System standard.

UBC Library has implemented Archivematica – a digital preservation system.  All items in cIRcle, UBC’s institutional repository, and in UBC Library Digital Collections are preserved in the UBC Archivematica system. UBC Dataverse @Scholars Portal integration with Archivematica is coming online in Q3 2019.

Please see our Digital Preservation Strategy documentation here –

We can help you prepare your data for long-term preservation. Contact us at