Preserving the Scholarly and Cultural Record

What We Do


The Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) is committed to the creation and management of a sustainable environment for digital preservation. APTrust’s aggregated repository will help solve one of the greatest challenges facing research libraries and their parent institutions – preventing the permanent loss of scholarship and cultural records being produced today.

APTrust offers new levels of confidence in the preservation of digital content, up to and including permanent deposit in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) through our systems.  From the start, an institution that places digital content in APTrust will be able to use our capabilities to recover that content in the event it is lost from the local institutional environment. Disaster recovery is only the first in a list of services APTrust is already developing or considering, all in collaboration with our member community.  Such future services may include format migration, alert systems, access to APTrust-stored content (when that is the desire of the owning institution), and aggregated discovery.

As our member institutions combine their expertise and resources to accomplish a common mission, together they will develop scalable solutions, new functionalities, and enriched services that will be offered broadly through APTrust.

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APTrust joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

The Academic Preservation Trust has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (based in the United Kingdom and Ireland).  See this

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