We are Bevara.
We serve communities that produce, curate, archive, and access data, from individuals to large institutions, from artists, to archivists, to scientists and engineers.
Our mission is to preserve and provide access to critical digital information, forever.
Learn how Bevara Preserve can future-proof your data.
We lost our data.
To be exact, we had the data; we just couldn’t see it or use it. We were a couple of academics working on a research project. We wanted to revisit old data to compare it with our new research, but the files were in a proprietary format, and the software that created them had become extinct.
Fast-forward to hours spent manually migrating old files from one format to another and translating old programs to new systems, knowing that the perpetual flood of new versions and platforms makes obsolescence inevitable, so we’d likely do it all over again in the future.
There had to be a better way.
We quickly realized this problem is universal. Myriad file formats —from images, to emails, to PDFs, to videos, to CAD drawings, to GIS maps—being used today run the risk of becoming unreadable in the future, while others are difficult to access because they were created with expensive or proprietary or niche software.
But what if we converted the application instead of the data? Then we could access data without migrating it from one system to another, paying new licensing fees, and experiencing conversion loss.
That’s what our technology does. We make your data accessible and usable, now and forever.
Simply put, Bevara Preserve software future-proofs your data. Our patented data packaging system ensures your datafile is secure and useable, regardless of how or when it was created.
Our integrated platform extracts native file data and packages it with its metadata in an open-source BVR container.
BVR containers include a platform-independent file reader, eliminating the need for specific applications to access file data.
Our software packages a wide range of image, video, audio, database, and document file types, and integrates easily with your current asset management system.
Package one file—or one thousand—in seconds.
One-click data extraction makes it easy to use original file data in other applications. You can also edit and add new metadata.
Access and provide content seamlessly and securely with our free Bevara Access player.
Media-specific licenses are available. Contact email@example.com to discuss your requirements or to try a demo.
Preserving and accessing digital assets cut across every sector. Whether you are a library archiving your collections for future generations, a university safeguarding your institutional records or assuring the dissemination of research data, or a biotech company protecting digital information in compliance with national regulations, Bevara Preserve can future-proof your data.
Research Data –Do your researchers have their own data in their own formats?
Proprietary Formats – Does your institution have confidential, restricted formats?
Obsolete Formats – Is your data no longer readable because of its legacy format?
We develop preservation solutions that fit your needs. We also offer branding and custom, tailored interfaces. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements or try a demo.
New CDR Code
See our Public repository for our version of CorelDraw. We’ve linked in Cairo and Pixman to give an RGBA output option for full-size or thumbnail viewing.
We’ve posted a new white paper covering approaches to digital data archiving.
Congratulations to the LA-based winner of the Kindle drawing. It was fantastic meeting everyone at SAA/ARCHIVES in Austin.