May 27, 2022

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Selects Technology From Preservica and TeraMach For New Digital Platform Project

UPDATED POST November 29 Sylvain Bélanger, Director General of Digital Operations and Preservation at Library and Archives Canada, Discusses the Modernising of LAC’s Preservation Infrastructure (via Preservica)

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From Preservica:

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), one of the world’s largest library and archival institutions, has embarked on a large-scale, multi-stream initiative to move its extensive collection of digital records to a new digital platform to make it easier for Canadians to access published and archival records of historical and modern-day significance.

The project is one of the largest digital preservation programs initiated globally in recent years. It will see the government agency start processing more than 7 petabytes of digital records into the new digital archive.

To help in this nationally important project, LAC has selected Preservica, a global leader in active digital preservation software and Ottawa-based TeraMach, Canada’s specialist in delivering flexible on-premise and cloud-hosted technology solutions. TeraMach will support LAC in the design, installation and maintenance of the overall solution.

Terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed but are not material to Pivot.

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LAC’s state-of-the-art Preservation Building, Quebec Source: Preservica

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