LIBNOVA Consortium selected for the Pilot Phase of the ARCHIVER Project, after 3 years of R&D

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LIBNOVA to lead pilot commercial solution for petabyte-scale digital preservation in the last phase of the R&D EU ARCHIVER Project

The EU ARCHIVER Project (€4.8M) reaches its final phase. The consortium led by LIBNOVA – world-leading digital preservation expert – has been selected to take its petabyte-scale solution to the Pilot Phase and will work on its go-to-market plan.

From the outset, the goal of the ARCHIVER Project has been to provide European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) research communities with reliable long-term archiving and preservation services for research data. So, this final phase will focus on the preparation for the commercialization of the solution in different marketplaces, including EOSC, in close collaboration with CERN, EMBL-EBI, DESY and PIC – some of the world’s leading research institutions driving the project.

This phase will also bring together National Research and Education Networks and research organizations across Europe and elsewhere in the world, as Early Adopters to be the initial testers of the solution.

LIBNOVA, leading the consortium that includes CSIC, University of Barcelona, Giaretta Associates, AWS, Voxility, and Bidaidea, provides a Research Data Management and Preservation solution for the entire research content lifecycle and capable of managing large scale datasets in the order of 100s of Petabytes with low operational costs.

“LABDRIVE, our proposed solution for the ARCHIVER Project, will enable research organizations around the world to manage and preserve their research datasets throughout their entire lifecycle (from the time of data creation to future reuse). And they will be able to do so in a sustainable way, as we are improving the efficiency of the digital preservation process using the most affordable technology with the lowest storage costs. At the end of the project, we will be able to deliver a platform that is very easy to use but can scale to the range of 100’ PBs and integrates industry best practices (OAIS/ISO 14721, ISO 16363, FAIR and Trust Principles)” comments Antonio Guillermo Martínez, CEO of LIBNOVA.

LIBNOVA’s ARCHIVER solution has successfully completed the Design and Prototype phases, in which the Buyer Group has validated the platform by executing more than 200 tests and has taken into consideration aspects such as performance to scale in the PB data region, R&D validation progress from functional to “Go-To-Market” readyness, expertise in supporting Data Stewards achieving certification of scientific repositories and clear commercialization and environmental strategies as a sustainable path for the resulting service after the end of the project.

Teo Redondo, R&D Head at LIBNOVA, declares: “The whole LIBNOVA team has worked really hard to bring this project forward and we are very grateful and excited to be part of the largest and most innovative European (and probably worldwide) research project in digital preservation. The best possible approach to offer the most advanced technology is by investing in research, so having reached this final Pilot phase reinforces our commitment to R&D and Innovation.”

For further details about the LIBNOVA solution for Research Data Management and Preservation, please contact LIBNOVA.


ARCHIVER – Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The purpose of this Project led by CERN is to provide R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services that meet the innovation challenges of European Research communities. The resulting services will become part of the catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative funded by the EU.

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LIBNOVA’s mission is to safeguard the world’s research and cultural heritage. Forever.

Year after year, LIBNOVA has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in digital preservation, bringing innovations that empower organizations to preserve their content in an easier and more efficient way. The LIBSAFE platform covers several Digital Preservation needs and is an advanced OAIS-aligned digital preservation software.

LIBNOVA was founded in 2009, has offices in the US and Europe, and is now present in 17 countries with presence in the academic, cultural heritage, and research communities. LIBNOVA Research Labs (2017) manages all research initiatives for the company.

Customers like the British Library, HILA Stanford University, the EPFL, the University of Oxford, and many more already trust LIBNOVA.

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About the other Organisations member of the LIBNOVA Consortium (CSIC, UB, Giaretta Associates, Voxility, AWS and Bidaidea)

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the main agent of the Spanish System for Science, Technology and Innovation. Its mission is the promotion, coordination, development and dissemination of scientific and technological multidisciplinary research, in order to contribute to the progress of knowledge and economic, social and cultural development.

The University of Barcelona (UB) is the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved.

David Giaretta has led many of the most important developments in digital preservation, with EU-funding and more than 50 partner organisations. He chaired the panel which produced the OAIS Reference Model (ISO 14721), the ISO standard for audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories (ISO 16363), and ISO 16919. 

Voxility provides agile Infrastructure-as-a-Service (hardware and network equipment for internet access) for hosting providers, cloud service providers or integrators and software developers, among others. They provide high-capacity and high-performance infrastructure.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully-featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers, from the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies, are already using AWS.

Bidaidea is a consulting company focused on Cybersecurity, with end-to-end coverage in Integral Security, Security Intelligence, Self-Protection Plans, Electronic Security and Automated Security Systems. They create and execute integral plans for 360 Security (Physical, Electronic, Logical, Cibersecurity and Intelligence) for both SMEs and large companies and institutions.

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