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SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES

Secure, Reliable Digital Preservation and Future Proofing

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections. It brings together the expertise of two established and well-regarded companies within the archives management sector: Artefactual, author of Archivematica, an open-source digital preservation system designed for standards-based, long-term access to digital material, and Max Communications, holder of the Royal Warrant for digitisation and archiving services.

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SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
'Archivematica' for Secure, Reliable Digital Preservation

SOTERIA is based on Archivematica, a web-and-standards-based, open-source application. Archivematica allows long-term access to trustworthy, authentic and reliable digital content.

Preserving the past for the future

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections. To find out more please click on the link below.

SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
Preserving the past for the future

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections. To find out more please click on the link below.

'Archivematica' for Secure, Reliable Digital Preservation

SOTERIA is based on Archivematica, a web-and-standards-based, open-source application. Archivematica allows long-term access to trustworthy, authentic and reliable digital content.

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SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
'Query Builder' for Post Production Reporting and Tagging

Max Communication's own 'Query Builder' application makes tracking and tagging packages post-production an easily managed and straightforward process

Preserving the past for the future

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections. To find out more please click on the link below.

SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
Preserving the past for the future

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections. To find out more please click on the link below.

'Query Builder' for Post Production Reporting and Tagging

Max Communication's own 'Query Builder' application makes tracking and tagging packages post-production an easily managed and straightforward process

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SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
Calm to AtoM Migration

Max are skilled at migrating existing archives from Calm and other proprietary systems into AtoM.

Preserving the past for the future

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections. To find out more please click on the link below.

SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
SOTERIA: DIGITAL PRESERVATION SOFTWARE & SERVICES
Preserving the past for the future

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections. To find out more please click on the link below.

Calm to AtoM Migration

Max are skilled at migrating existing archives from Calm and other proprietary systems into AtoM.

New Video Demonstrations of Calm to AtoM Migration and Creation of AIPs and DIPs in AtoM Now Available

Max are delighted to offer two new video tutorials exploring using Max's Crosswalker tool to migrate from Calm to AtoM and the process of creating Archival Information Packages (AIPs) and Dissemination Information Packages (DIPs) in Archivematica and AtoM.

The first is a demonstration of the process of migrating a Calm database to AtoM using Max's Crosswalker tool. Senior Developer Tim Schofield explores the process in depth whilst highlighting its seamless and intuitibe nature.

In the second video Tim looks at the creation of AIPs and DIPs in AtoM as well as what they're for and their essential differences.

If you'd like to find out more about Max's SOTERIA Digital Preservation Software and Services please use the menu in the page header. To find out more about our DRYAD Archive Management Software and Services please visit our Archive Management Software and Services Page.

Latest SOTERIA Clients Added

Max are delighted to share details of two SOTERIA / DRYAD installations. The first, a bespoke AtoM and Archivematica installation for the Royal Society of Arts, showcases AtoM and Archivematica as a flexible, branded archive management and digital preservation system. The second, an AtoM / Wordpress hybrid site created for London South Bank University, showcases the potential of AtoM to open up designated areas of your archive to the general public and by dovetailing with other tried and tested web technologies. The end result is a multi faceted user experience, specifically tailored for a broader user cohort.

RSA AtoM DRYAD Installation with Calm Migration
Screenshot link for Royal Society of Arts AtoM installation
AtoM - Managing Digitally Preserved Assets
Calm to AtoM Migration Process
Screenshot link for Calm to AtoM migration process
Migrating Archival Records from Calm to AtoM

New Podcast Series and Digital Preservation Blog to Celebrate World Digital Preservation Day

To celebrate World Digital Preservation Day on 5th November, we are pleased to announce two exciting new additions to our online presence. First of all, we have been invited to contribute to a new initiative by the Digital Preservation Colaition who have been sourcing contributions to a new series of blog posts from their members on the theme "Digits: For Good". To read Max's contribution discussing our new "Query Builder" application which allows tagging and complex searches to be run on the Archivematica database and reports generated from the results, please visit the blog.

Additionally, we have created a new series of podcasts on the subject of digital preservation to run alongside our popular Max 2020 series. Our first two contributors are Abby Barletta, Assistant Archivist with the Royal Society of Arts and Rachel Howse Binnington, Deputy Archivist with Fortnum & Mason. To listen to the podcasts please visit the Digital Preservation Podcasts page on the main Max site.

Why Digital Preservation?

  • Guarantees long term accessibility and usability of content
  • Guarantees long term safeguarding of digital assets
  • Mitigates corruption, obsolescence or loss of content
  • Supports compliance obligations
  • Supports questions of provenance
  • Facilitates new uses for the digital content in the future as these uses emerge
  • Facilitates new opportunities and partnerships in the future as they emerge
  • Maximises the benefits of future technological, legislative or procedural changes
  • Protects an organisation’s investment in its digital strategy


New Video Demonstrations of Calm to AtoM Migration and Creation of AIPs and DIPs in AtoM Now Available

Max are delighted to offer two new video tutorials exploring using Max's Crosswalker tool to migrate from Calm to AtoM and the process of creating Archival Information Packages (AIPs) and Dissemination Information Packages (DIPs) in Archivematica and AtoM.

The first is a demonstration of the process of migrating a Calm database to AtoM using Max's Crosswalker tool. Senior Developer Tim Schofield explores the process in depth whilst highlighting its seamless and intuitibe nature.

In the second video Tim looks at the creation of AIPs and DIPs in AtoM as well as what they're for and their essential differences.

If you'd like to find out more about Max's SOTERIA Digital Preservation Software and Services please use the menu in the page header. To find out more about our DRYAD Archive Management Software and Services please visit our Archive Management Software and Services Page.

Latest SOTERIA Clients Added

Max are delighted to share details of two SOTERIA / DRYAD installations. The first, a bespoke AtoM and Archivematica installation for the Royal Society of Arts, showcases AtoM and Archivematica as a flexible, branded archive management and digital preservation system. The second, an AtoM / Wordpress hybrid site created for London South Bank University, showcases the potential of AtoM to open up designated areas of your archive to the general public and by dovetailing with other tried and tested web technologies. The end result is a multi faceted user experience, specifically tailored for a broader user cohort.

RSA AtoM DRYAD Installation with Calm Migration
Screenshot link for Royal Society of Arts AtoM installation
AtoM - Managing Digitally Preserved Assets
Calm to AtoM Migration Process
Screenshot link for Calm to AtoM migration process
Migrating Archival Records from Calm to AtoM

New Podcast Series and Digital Preservation Blog to Celebrate World Digital Preservation Day

To celebrate World Digital Preservation Day on 5th November, we are pleased to announce two exciting new additions to our online presence. First of all, we have been invited to contribute to a new initiative by the Digital Preservation Colaition who have been sourcing contributions to a new series of blog posts from their members on the theme "Digits: For Good". To read Max's contribution discussing our new "Query Builder" application which allows tagging and complex searches to be run on the Archivematica database and reports generated from the results, please visit the blog.

Additionally, we have created a new series of podcasts on the subject of digital preservation to run alongside our popular Max 2020 series. Our first two contributors are Abby Barletta, Assistant Archivist with the Royal Society of Arts and Rachel Howse Binnington, Deputy Archivist with Fortnum & Mason. To listen to the podcasts please visit the Digital Preservation Podcasts page on the main Max site.

Why Digital Preservation?

  • Guarantees long term accessibility and usability of content
  • Guarantees long term safeguarding of digital assets
  • Mitigates corruption, obsolescence or loss of content
  • Supports compliance obligations
  • Supports questions of provenance
  • Facilitates new uses for the digital content in the future as these uses emerge
  • Facilitates new opportunities and partnerships in the future as they emerge
  • Maximises the benefits of future technological, legislative or procedural changes
  • Protects an organisation’s investment in its digital strategy