How APTrust works

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How APTrust works

Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) is a consortium committed to curate 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 expects to accelerate digital preservation as part of an overall solution.

Getting Started

See New Institution Ramp-up.

What are the deposit requirements?

  • All content in any format–from image files, motion media, web archives, disk images, etc. There is no restrictions to the item types at this time.
  • All formats are permitted.
  • In general, APTrust is completely agnostic to what intellectual content its members deposit. However, as of summer 2017, we still ask that no sensitive or personally identifying information be stored until we have completed our security audit. Depositors put in content at their own risk.
  • 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

High level image map of how APTrust works

Workflow of digital items through the APTrust system

Financial Budget Breakdown

Fiscal Year Report Date
FY 2014-15 March 2015
FY 2015-16 September 2015
FY 2016-17 September 2016
April 2017
FY 2017-18 August 2017