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. Abacus Dataverse integration with Archivematica is coming online in Q4 2018.

Please see our Digital Preservation Strategy documentation here –

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