Webinar Recording - Digital Preservation can sometimes seem more of an art than a science, how can preservation be automated in the real world?

Following on from our successful panel session at the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting, our CTO Dr Matthew Addis hosted a webinar to explore his thoughts about what extent Digital Preservation can or should be automated.

He explored topics such as:

  • The positives and negatives of automation in digital preservation
  • When preservation can be automated and where do you need to draw the line
  • How preservation can be automated in the real world when preservation can seem more like a dark art than a science
  • Can you trust automation?

View the webinar recording here:



About the presenter


Dr Matthew Addis, CTO @ Arkivum

Matthew is CTO and Founder of Arkivum, responsible for technical strategy. Matthew previously worked at the University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre. Over the last fifteen years, Matthew has worked with a wide range of organisations in the UK, Europe and US on solving the challenges of long-term data retention and access.

Matthew’s expertise includes digital preservation strategies, system architectures, total cost of ownership, how to mitigate the risk of loss of critical data assets and building business cases for both compliance and asset value scenarios.