International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation chooses ArchivalWare™, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

14th March 2014
As part of a major enhancement of its information service the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) has chosen the ArchivalWare digital archive to replace its physical archive of 250,000 documents (laws, brochures, journals, loose-leaf and IBFD materials).
ArchivalWare Digital Archive
ArchivalWare allows organisations to store, search, retrieve, browse, manage and preserve a diverse set of content/digital objects within one easy to use system. ArchivalWare is a web-based, file type agnostic, full-text search and retrieval digital repository and management system.
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Laura Roest, Manager Library and Information Centre, outlined their reasons for choosing ArchivalWare: “To open up the archives of IBFD’s Library and Information Centre, IBFD has, after research of various software providers, chosen ArchivalWare provided by PTFS Europe. The main reasons for this decision are the enormous flexibility of the software and the possibility to use pattern search.”
Nick Phipps, Business Manager at PTFS Europe, added “We are delighted that the IBFD has chosen ArchivalWare for this major and demanding project. Apart from the scale of the archive (12 million pages) some of the documents are over 100 years old requiring a search engine capable of accurate retrieval in spite of OCR error rates.”
About IBFD
IBFD is the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation. IBFD provides research services to a large variety of clients on a vast array of topics in international taxation. The IBFD Library and Information Centre is widely regarded as the world’s leading resource facility in the field of international and comparative taxation.
About PTFS Europe
With over 60 customers in 12 countries, PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for resource management, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.
More information on PTFS Europe and ArchivalWare
Any questions please contact:  Nick Phipps

Department of Health chooses ArchivalWare, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

London, 12th March, 2014
As part of a major enhancement of its library service the Department of Health has chosen the ArchivalWare digital repository system to provide on-line access to its collection of circulars and guidance documents issued by the department since 1970, and other archive materials over time.
ArchivalWare Digital Repository System
ArchivalWare™ allows organisations to store, search, retrieve, browse and manage a diverse set of content/digital objects within one easy to use system. ArchivalWare is a web-based, file type agnostic, full-text search and retrieval digital repository and management system.
Department of Health
Sarah Long, Senior Librarian – Resource Development, explains, “We are delighted to be able to work with PTFS Europe again to make our collections more easily accessible to colleagues and ArchivalWare offers us powerful pattern searching which opens up scanned content with ease. The launch of this service promises to enhance the quality of the information service we can deliver while also delivering efficiency benefits. We hope to expand the content over time to take full advantage of the potential of the software, and integrate the e-Archive with the rest of our resource offering for the Department of Health”
Nick Phipps, Business Manager at PTFS Europe, added “We are delighted that the Department of Health has chosen ArchivalWare to manage and preserve its collection of electronic resources. ArchivalWare’s comprehensive search facilities mean that library users will be able to retrieve these resources directly – a significant addition to the services already provided by the library. “
About Department of Health
The Department of Health is a department of the United Kingdom government with responsibility for government policy for health and social care matters and for the National Health Service (NHS) in England along with a few elements of the same matters which are not otherwise devolved to the Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish governments.
About PTFS Europe
With over 60 customers in 12 countries, PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for resource management, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.
More information on PTFS Europe and ArchivalWare
Any questions please contact:  Nick Phipps

York St John University launches its digital archive

York St John University launches its digital archive

York St John University Library and Information Services has today launched its digital archive, showcasing the work of students and staff of the university, and making it available to the wider community.

The project, currently named YSJ Digirep, has been supported by funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). It has used for its pilot phase the products of the C4C (Collaborating for Creativity) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning established at the university in 2005. C4C showcases the work of students, staff and external partners resulting from creative collaborations.The university will also use the archive to host its forthcoming EnquireOnline online publication, being produced as part of the Higher Education Funding Council-funded Research Informed Teaching/Enquiry Based Learning project currently underway. The publication will provide a platform for both YSJ staff and students to share ideas and activities informed and enriched by their research and enquiry. The archive will also be used as a research publications database, with the aim of making all the university’s research material available to the general public where possible.
Other uses for the archive are as a repository for digitising other collections held at the university, such as the Rees-Williams Victorian Children’s Book Collection and the Theatre Royal Archive, for which funding is being sought. The archive runs on PTFS ArchivalWare software which is a web-based, full-text search and retrieval system for digital libraries used to store, access, and manage digital archive collections. Source formats include digital documents, books, news clippings, photographs, video and audio collections and other electronically published material. For further information on the archive and the project, please contact
Helen Westmancoat, Deputy University Librarian, h.westmancoat@yorksj.ac.uk) or
Lauren Shipley, Digital Archive Development Coordinator l.shipley@yorksj.ac.uk)
About York St John University
York St John University can trace its roots back 167 years when it started life as a Church of England Teacher Training College in 1841. The university offers a wide range of programmes, and has particular strengths in Education and Theology, Sports Science and Psychology, Health and the Creative Arts. The University has approx. 6,000 students, 65% of whom are following full-time programmes of study: 86% study at undergraduate level and 14% at postgraduate.
York St John also has a Business Development Centre and the York St John Business School that can help develop businesses through improving performance, competitiveness and productivity Further information on C4C can be found at http://www.c4ccetl.ac.uk
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe is a company formed to distribute and support the software products of PTFS, Inc., the leading provider of digital archiving solutions in North America. PTFS Europe is able to provide the full range of services needed to implement a digital archival solution, ranging from initial help defining the scope of the opportunity through to project management, installation, configuration, data conversion, scanning and digitisation, training and ongoing customer support.