How APTrust Works

Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) is a consortium committed to curating content as part of a long-term preservation strategy for academic content. The aggregate repository is envisioned to collect many forms of content, support administrative access, augment the preservation strategies of individual institutions, and provide a firm foundation for exploring future access services. APTrust will leverage investments that institutions are making separately and expect to accelerate digital preservation as part of an overall solution.

Getting Started with APTrust

Deposit Requirements

  • All content in any format–from image files, motion media, web archives, disk images, etc. There are no restrictions on formats.
  • In general, APTrust is completely agnostic to what intellectual content its members deposit. However, no sensitive or personally identifying information is allowed unless such content has been encrypted by the depositing entity before deposit.
  • Deletion of content is at the discretion of the depositor.
  • All content should be paired with appropriate metadata. Members supply metadata based on a minimum standard that includes the following elements:
    • Institution – (controlled vocabulary)
    • File type – (mime)
    • Title – open
    • Bag Name – open
    • Rights/IP (controlled vocabulary)
    • PID – institution specific