University of Westminster
“The capability to archive and capture a single snapshot of a published website is a huge step forward for us. It has been a challenge historically as we have not had the resource or capabilities to do this in a standardised service provision. Once we’ve added the URL to the MirrorWeb system it instantly crawls and stores in the cloud without the need for intervention. ”
Safeguarding culturally and legislatively important data
Records and Archives Service
The University of Westminster’s Records and Archives service collects, preserves and provides access to records created by staff and students of the University and its predecessors. It acts as the central point of information about the university’s history, managing their records in accordance with legislative requirements and best practice for students, staff and the wider community.
Web & Social Media Records
Since May 2016, University Records and Archives has implemented a Digital Preservation Strategy to enable the University to successfully manage its digital records including websites and social media platforms. The University’s rationale for ensuring the proactive management of digital records is to support reputational protection and regulatory and legal compliance; to provide access to users and to support online learning; and for the continuation of institutional memory.
Best Practice in Archives & Records Management
The University has developed procedures, in line with best practice and standards in archives and records management, that follow the Open Archival Information System reference model; and continues to work across the University to advise best practice in the creation and management of digital records.
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Complete content confidence
Every website is captured, archived and replayable
The MirrorWeb Platform now archives all of the content across the University. Using our cloud tech each individual archived file ensures data sovereignty and provides an immutable record of all digital communications.
Compliance confidence delivered
All website records are now held in a timestamped, source proof format (known as an ISO28500, WARC file) and signed with a SHA1 digital signature to prove authenticity. Plus, with MirrorWeb's ISO 90001 and ISO27001 accreditations, the client has full assurances that their data is stored securely and efficiently.
Costs driven down & quality archives assured
With the MirrorWeb Platform, the entire process is automated and with rapid support from MirrorWeb's in-house QA team, the firm was able to drive down resource costs across the business whilst ensuring content preservation and regulatory requirements are met.
Supports eDiscovery and legal operations
With MirrorWeb, our customer now has the ability to create policies and groups that support existing eDiscovery operations - all through a fully searchable platform where they can control, export and interrogate data quickly and easily. Access can also easily be provided to third-parties, such as regulators or intermediaries, ensuring you're in total control of your archives.