Aalto University Archives

Aalto Repository

Aalto University is implementing a repository system for digital preservation, asset management and showcasing of all digital content of long-term value. The aim is to ensure authenticity and usability of the divers digital ​outcomes of our university, across time and technical environments​
Aalto Repository Stakeholders
Aalto repository säilyttää pysyvästi yliopiston digitaaliset aineistot ja tuo ne entistä paremmin esille ja hyödynnettäväksi

Benefits​ and background objectives

  • Ensure authenticity and usability of digital ​objects across time and technical environments​
  • Preserving ​and showcasing creative and practice-based ​learning and research​
  • Convenient manual and automated ​workflows for audiovisual media and ​administrative data​ through integrations

As for today, there has not been systematic processes or a repository system capable of preserving and showcasing digital content in variety formats. Aalto Repository will create capabilities to manage and make use of the university's valuable digital assets. The university has a legal obligation for archiving and accessing digital objects of long-term value.

To improve the collection and curation of digital content we will need to develop also the workflows and processes that produce the original data, f.e. current submission processes for theses, showcasing artistic works and research outputs. ​Through integrations the repository will be the back-bone for the persistent accessibility, online visibility and showcase of creative and practice-based learning and research.

Aalto Repository OAIS

Storage, access and reuse

The aim is to build a seamless workflow between storage and access.

All members of Aalto community should be able to submit media and data for preservation, showcase and future access.


More information

Do you or your department have valuable digital materials in need for secure storage or future access? Inform us about your digital material or get futher information by writing to: [email protected]

Project working group:  

Ilari Lähteenmäki, Project Manager, IT Solutions for Research  
Tove Ørsted, IT Solutions for Records Management
Susanna Kokkinen, Manager, Records Management  
Marika Sarvilahti, Information Specialist, Aalto Archives  
Riina Ojanen, Audiovisual Archivist, Aalto Archives

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