Archivematica Release Notes

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Archivematica 1.2.0

Released September X, 2014

New features

  • Sponsored (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) For COPPUL hosting functionality at Bronze level, ability to process through to Transfer backlog only
  • Sponsored (SFU Archives) SIP Arrangement - Create one or more SIPs from one or more transfers in the Ingest tab Transfer and SIP creation - #1726, #1571, #1713, #1035, #6022
    • does not support taking content out of a SIP once it's been moved to the SIP arrangement panel
  • Sponsored (Harvard Business School Library) Directory printer - See requirements Directory printer for recording original order
  • Sponsored (Harvard Business School Library) OCR - See requirements OCR text in DIP
  • Sponsored (Harvard Business School Library) Store DIP - See requirements Store DIP
  • Sponsored (Yale University Libraries) Forensic disk image ingest #5037, #5356, #5900
  • Sponsored includes identification and flagging of personal information in transfers, as well as other bulk extractor reporting functions
  • Add ability to configure Characterization commands via FPR
  • Add verification command micro-service (verify frame-level fixity and lossless compression) #6501
  • Improvements to transfer start #6220Scalability: Add nailgun (improve performance of java tools like FITS)
  • View pointer files from Archival Storage and Storage Service
  • Improvements to file identification metadata in METS #
  • Include TIKA #5027 and DROID in packages so FPR can be configured to use them as identification tools
  • Include MediaInfo, Exiftool and framemd5 (maybe ffprobe) for characterization and metadata extraction instead of FITS #5034
  • Support Dublin Core metadata in JSON (as well as csv, which was already supported)
  • Updated FIDO with the most recent PRONOM IDs, released just last week!

Archivematica 1.2.0 runs with a new version of the Storage Service, 0.4.0.

New and Updated Dependencies



Storage Service 0.4.0

Storage Service 0.3.0

Released April 10th, 2014

Includes backend enhancements and API-level changes only, with no direct user facing changes

Archivematica 1.1

Released May 2, 2014

New features

Bug fixes and enhancements

Archivematica 1.0

Release for public testing: September 2013 Package release: January 2014

New features

  • Format Policy Registry (FPR) improvements including
    • Ability to add/change format policies in the dashboard
    • Ability to update the local FPR from
    • Upload and report performance stats to FPR
    • For detailed information about the FPR, see Administrator manual--FPR
  • Generation of "fail" reports in the administrative tab of the dashboard
  • Eliminate unused interface options (e.g. DSpace transfer, CONTENTdm upload, ICA-AtoM upload) via the administrative tab of the dashboard
  • DIP upload to Archivist Toolkit Archivists Toolkit integration with a metadata entry gui in the dashboard and actionable PREMIS rights
  • AIP pointer file
  • Storage service with API
  • Ability to request to delete an AIP via the dashboard
  • Upgraded to FITS 0.62
  • Ability for multiple pipelines to write to a shared ElasticSearch index and to the same AIP store(s) (i.e. multiple dept's -> one institution)
  • Further scalability testing/prototyping and improved documentation

Bug fixes and enhancements