Lasernet Long-Term Archive (LTA)
Tabellae is now offering Long-Term Archive, an archiving system for digital preservation for Lasernet that ensures storage independence.
Long-term digital preservation is a critical element of good corporate governance. Being able to retrieve human-readable documents and data for internal business reasons, clients, employees or external regulators is a key requirement, and being able to do this efficiently can deliver financial benefits.
Benefits of Long-Term Archive as storage solution:
- Save money: Reduce the cost of maintaining legacy systems by migration to a preservation platform.
- Control access: A flexible permission matrix that matches your organizational need.
- Easily accessible: Access archived records from within your existing systems.
- Long-term preservation: Follow ISO and OAIS methodology built in to the product to ensure human-readable content in 50 years time.
Preservation and ensuring storage independence
Long-Term Archive is a digital preservation to storage documents for a long time (50 years time) and ensuring storage independence. Long-Term Archive acts as a gateway to your stored objects. You, as the client, have the ultimate decision on the location of the objects and data with the ability to embrace low cost cloud storage and have on site storage for other objects. The key is that you are not reliant on Long-Term Archive or Tabellae to access your documents, data or objects – you access them anywhere by yourself. You can access business documents in Long-Term Archive that draw on multiple systems (which you don’t need access to), and thereby save license cost.
A “huge” amount of money and resource is wasted by organizations on the maintenance of legacy systems that are no longer used on a day-to-day basis. Companies are fearful of removing these systems as they need the assurance of access to the content stored within them. Accessing legacy data is not a reason to maintain an electronic system but can be a reason to feel obligated or bound to that system.
A proven approach to system retirement allows the content to be migrated to a dedicated preservation platform, achieving long-term (50 years+) preservation and the ability to significantly reduce costs by retiring multiple legacy systems onto the same platform. With system retirement, you can achieve the following:
Removing the ingestion barriers
Many preservation projects fail at the data migration stage and pre-ingestion challenges are common, but we have proven procedures that enable a smooth migration and a successful ingestion into the preservation platform. Our visual workflow tool delivers an easy to understand migration plan with each step able to have rule-based gateways for data validation, metadata enrichment and OAIS file conversions. Our ability to accept almost any file format results in a successful ingestion from common or old and rare source systems. If you bring us the data, we will provide the ingestion. With the removing of the ingestion barriers, you can achieve the following:
Connect to core systems
Minimum effort ingestion
Bringing preservation closer to your systems
Connecting to core systems is only the first step of bringing digital preservation best practice closer to your core, day-to-day systems. Our ERP connectors allows a user to both archive and retrieve from the organisation's chosen ERP. Through our connectors, we introduce digital preservation without the user having to leave the interface they use all day, every day.