Sharing this press release about OHC’s new partnership with Preservica to preserve digital records
For more than 50 years, the Ohio History Connection has worked with
state and local government agencies to preserve the history of Ohio and
its citizens. The state archives and the official memory of Ohio’s
government are recorded through public records, documents and images.
The mission of the Ohio History Connection is to spark discovery of
Ohio’s stories by embracing the present, sharing the past, and
transforming the future. In addition to operating the State Archives,
the organization manages museums and historic sites, along with
exhibits, and events.
“We applaud the Ohio History Connection in advancing its mission to
safeguard long-term state electronic records, as well as providing
citizen access to the rich history of Ohio,” said Mike Quinn, CEO at
Preservica. “We are proud to partner with the Ohio History Connection
and to see Preservica entrusted with a growing number of state archives
across the U.S. We also work closely with the Council of State Archives
(CoSA) and are thrilled that Preservica’s platform has the ability to
serve the needs of the state archives community.”
In addition, the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Preservica share a commitment to digital preservation and broad access to government records. Preservica has been a proud corporate sponsor of CoSA since 2015, providing support for the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI), CoSA’s flagship education and training program. This year, the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Preservica are collaborating to conduct survey research that will examine practices and gaps associated with interagency transfer of permanent electronic state government records.