APTrust offers high levels of confidence in the preservation of digital content. 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 avenues for preserving and making use of the software that renders preserved content meaningfully accessible to future researchers, among many other possibilities.
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.