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DAM tools: Digital preservation tools

A guide to tools for managing, editing, and preserving digital assets.

Preservation tools

DROID http://droid.sourceforge.net/

DROID Demo: https://vimeo.com/24718678
DROID (Digital Record Object Identification) created by the National Archives UK is a free automatic file format
identification tool.

FITS http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/fits
The free and JAVA-based File Information Tool Set (FITS) identifies, validates and extracts technical metadata for
a wide range of file formats.

JHOVE http://sourceforge.net/projects/jhove/
JHOVE provides functions to perform format-specific identification, validation, and characterization of digital
objects.

JHOVE2 https://bitbucket.org/jhove2/main/wiki/Home
JHOVE2 is open source software for format-aware characterization of digital objects.

Rsync rsync.samba.org
A command line utility used for backups, but also very helpful in copying from one storage system to another (e.g.,
from hard drive to watch folder).

 

Fixity tools

FFmpeg https://ffmpeg.org/
Free and open source toolset Includes capabilities to generate both framecrc and framemd5 checksums
 

Fixity www.avpreserve.com/avpsresources/tools

A free application to allow for the documentation, monitoring, and regular integrity checks of stored files.

MD5 www.fourmilab.ch/md5
Command line utility usable on either Unix or MS-DOS/Windows, which generates and verifies message digests
(digital signatures) using the MD5 algorithm.

md5deep md5deep.sourceforge.net
A command line program to compute md5 hash values on a Windows machine.

 

 

Links

https://www.avpreserve.com/avpsresources/tools/

PRONOM – file format registry