UC3 is a creative partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of the University of California. Together we provide high quality and cost-effective solutions that enable campus constituencies — museums, libraries, archives, academic departments, research units, and individual researchers — to have direct control over the management, curation, and preservation of the information resources underpinning their scholarly activities.
For more information about UC3 and our services, see our website. For specifications, documentation and technical information, see below, and please contact us with any questions: uc3 at ucop dot edu.
DMPTool helps researchers create and manage data management plans
EZID (easy-eye-dee) makes it easy to create and manage unique, long-term identifiers.
Merritt is a repository service that lets you manage, archive, and share valuable digital content
The Web Archiving Service allows you to capture, analyze, archive and publish web sites and documents
*[WAS Overview, UC3 Workshop. Nov 2012|^was-uc3-nov2012wkshps-final.pdf]** \[PDF\]*
ARKs are URLs designed to support the persistent, long-term access to information objects
JHOVE2 is an open source next-generation application and framework for format-aware characterization.
The UDFR is a reliable, publicly accessible, and sustainable knowledge base of file format representation information for use by the digital preservation community.
UC3 services and infrastructure -- including Merritt and EZID -- are based on a design paradigm known as "micro-services," in which a comprehensive body of preservation functions are devolved into a granular set of small, independent, but highly interoperable services.