We keep your data offline, where they can be securely “stored and ignored” with no need for maintenance. If you do need access to a file, we can make it available online for a limited period, or send it to you physically on a secure hard drive.
Do you have information stored on paper, film, microfilm or any other analogue medium? We can help you to digitize, add relevant metadata and apply optical character recognition.
We offer restoration of data, audio or images stored on damaged tapes or films, and manual restoration of the film itself.
Our methods follow the principle “store & ignore”. We write your data to a robust storage medium, where they will stay available and authentic for as long as you need.
Data, sound and images stored offline on piqlFilm are searchable by metadata and accessible online.
There are three options for the physical storage of the medium; at a location of your own choice, with your Piql Services provider, or at the Arctic World Archive.
To ensure you get the solution tailor made to your specific needs, we offer consultancy before and throughout the entire process regardless of which service you engage us for.
To enable analog information to be stored on piqlFilm, we perform high-quality scanning to digitize paper, motion picture film, microfilm, tape, maps, sound and images. We apply Optical Character Recognition to make the data searchable, and add related metadata according to your requirements.
We can provide manual and digital restoration of damages to archival film, microfilm and tape. We can also restore sound and correct digital mistakes in the source material.
You can transfer your data to us electronically through our online portal, the same way one would use a cloud service. Data can also be transferred physically on a secure hard drive with a separate encryption key.
We recommend file formats according to best practices. We provide normalization, converting from original file format into agreed archival format.
5. Write to piqlFilm
Our storage medium, piqlFilm, is what clearly makes us stand out from other storage technologies. On the same robust medium, we write data in computer readable digital format and in human readable visual format. We apply checksums and forward error correction to secure data integrity.
The piqlFilm is stored offline at a location of your choice, with your local Piql Services provider, or at the Arctic World Archive.
Data stored on piqlFilm is always searchable online through metadata. If you need access to a file, we will make it available online on Piql Access, or send it to you physically. We can also integrate with your existing system.
Offline storage – online access
Did you consider film to be a dying analogue medium? Think again. PiqlFilm is 100% digital, with unique qualities for data security and preservation.
“It is an amazing feeling to know that my nation’s memory will be kept safely for future generations.“
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