Hi All,


This is a great question. We’re testing the use of Glacier in addition to a local networked attached storage system for our digital photojournalism archive. I’m wondering how this type of cloud storage compares with a LOCKSS system, for example.




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Hi Marci,


Thanks for asking this question!


I hadn't seen the responses to your question and I am tasked with looking into this for our institution as well. Would you be willing to share the responses you have received?






Eleni Castro

OpenBU & ETD Librarian

Boston University Libraries


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​Apologies for posting this again, as I just noticed the subject line was missing...my original post was rejected and in the repost it seems I forgot it.​  Many thanks to those who have already answered this question, your thoughts and info are much appreciated!



On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Marci Hahn-Fabris <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello all,


Apologies for cross posting.


We are in the early stages of moving towards better digital preservation, and have a couple of questions.  We are hoping to move to Preservica or another tool in the next year or two, so we are working on measures to get us in good standing until that happens.


We are using the NDSA Levels of Preservation tool, trying to fully comply with Level 1, and wonder if using Glacier counts as: 2 complete copies that are not collocated. 


Half of us think yes, the others no.


A colleague pointed out that the NDSA Levels were a few years old now, and maybe did not reflect using the cloud for preservation.  Does anyone know if this document will be updated in the future?


I would love to hear from others who are doing DIY preservation, using Glacier (or not), and your thoughts, recommendations, or cautionary tales. 





Marci Hahn-Fabris
Digital Collections Librarian
Wellesley College

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