Glossary

How do I get my content and metadata back at anytime?
If you decided to move away from Preservica Starter then you would receive your entire folder and asset structure, all descriptive metadata for all folders ...
Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 at 10:40 AM
What does the upload process do?
When you upload data into Starter the system does much more than copy it from your device into cloud storage and display it, please read on for a rundown of...
Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 at 12:48 PM
What file formats does Starter support?
Any file format can be uploaded into Starter and the system will store it and allow it to be downloaded again, however for a large proportion of those forma...
Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 at 3:05 PM
What is digital preservation?
Digital preservation is all about making sure you can always quickly find, view, use and trust your digital content and records over decades or forever. Thi...
Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 at 3:36 PM
What is MODS Metadata?
Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) came from the Library of Congress' Network Development and MARC Standards Office as a method to record descri...
Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 at 1:35 PM
What is Dublin Core metadata?
Dublin Core (DC) is a metadata standard that is designed to describe resources, the standard includes two levels Simple and Qualified, this is a good resour...
Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 at 1:36 PM
What is an asset?
An asset is an individual file in your Starter system, for example a picture or a PDF file. These can be viewed or downloaded and can be individually moved ...
Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 at 2:44 PM
What are _MACOSX and DS_STORE files and why can I see them?
If you see files in your Starter application called _MACOSX or DS_STORE and don't know where they came from then please read on. These are both fil...
Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 at 3:39 PM
How does Starter handle multipage tif files?
If you have a single tif file that contains multiple images then the Starter system will upload this as normal, and display the first image it finds in that...
Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 at 4:24 PM
What is a thumbs.db file and why can I see it?
If you see a file in your Starter application called thumbs.db and don't know where it came from then please read on. Thumbs.db is a file that hold...
Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 at 3:21 PM