Information about and links to tools that can be used for digital preservation. The tools are divided by region: format, metadata, open repositories, and webbcrawlers.
Audit tools are used to evaluate or bench-mark an organisation and its prepardness to long-term preservation. The tools presented here (this far) are TRAC/TDR and DRAMBORA.2012: TRAC was superseded by TDR, read more above.
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The National Archives has launched RALF, a tool for organizations that deliver digital archives can use to verify that the contents are ready to send to them.
Four software to identify file formats has been evaluated: DROID, JHOVE, TriID and File identifier.
2009-04: Additional investigation, DROID version 3.
2009-08: DROID 4.0 respectively DROID 5.0.
2009-08 JHOVE2 prototype for evaluation.
2009-10: DROID 5.0 open for evaluation
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FIDO (Format Identification for Digital Objects) version 1.0.0 has been released.
Evaluation and comparing of a number of format registries, a work done in the project CODA-FORM during 2007.
In our project CODA-META (2008) a review of four tools for extracting metadata was made.
A literature study on Open Repository tools was made for a web archiving project (2008). The study describes what OR is, how they are used, and examines and compares five different tools (EPrints, DSpace, Fedora, Greenstone and DAITSS).
The study in its whole can be found in the report CODA-WEBB, found on the page Projects/CODA.
In spring 2008 LDB Centre and Luleå University of Technology worked together with a project about preservation of websites. This part is from the projects final report and describes three different tools for collecting websites: Heritrix, HTTrack Website Copier and PageNest. The entrie study (written mainly in Swedish) can be found in the report CODA-WEBB (Projects/CODA/CODA-WEBB).
Test of the conversion tool Xena. (More tools will be tested later on).
The project KEEP has released a new version of its Emulation Framework (EF).
SIARD (Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases) software has been developed by Planets Consortium partner, the Swiss Federal Archives, and enhanced within the Planets project.
Links to more information about conservation tool.
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