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Xena - Digital Preservation Software
Detects original formats; migrates to open formats.
fileformats  tools 
december 2015 by dsalo
Reading In — On Archivy — Medium
A great example of how to extract file metadata and what it might tell you.
fileformats  metadata  digitalforensics  datacuration 
july 2015 by dsalo
THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF THE PDF/A-3 FILE FORMAT FOR ARCHIVAL INSTITUTIONS
Embedding random files in random formats in a PDF is potentially problematic for preservation. WHOODATHUNKIT.
fileformats  pdf  recordsmgmt 
february 2014 by dsalo
TrID - File Identifier
"TrID is an utility designed to identify file types from their binary signatures. While there are similar utilities with hard coded logic, TrID has no fixed rules. Instead, it's extensible and can be trained to recognize new formats in a fast and automatic way."
fileformats  datacuration 
march 2013 by dsalo
PRONOM | Welcome
PRONOM file-format guide. Searchable.
digitalpreservation  fileformats 
january 2013 by dsalo
format-corpus/pdfCabinetOfHorrors at master · openplanets/format-corpus · GitHub
PDF Cabinet of Horrors: PDFs containing preservationally undesirable "features."
644  fileformats  pdf  datacuration 
november 2012 by dsalo
DAITSS Action Plan Service
An action plan is an xml document which specifies how the format will be treated in the short-term and in the longer-term, and when the plan will be reviewed. These treatments might include "forward migration" - converting the format to a newer version of the same format, e.g. PDF 1.2 to PDF 2.0. Or they might include "normalization" - converting the format to a different format that may be easier to preserve, e.g. PDF 1.4 to PDF/A. In all cases, the file in its original format and version, will be archived in addition to any migrated or normalized file formats.
fileformats  digitalpreservation 
july 2012 by dsalo
Life-Saving: The National Software Reference Library « The Signal: Digital Preservation
Data file containing tracking info on bad batch of Botox was in a file format too old to open. Software library to the rescue!
341  fileformats  successstory  datacuration 
may 2012 by dsalo
isacommons.org
The ISA Commons is a growing community that uses the ISA metadata tracking framework to facilitate standards-compliant collection, curation, management and reuse of datasets in an increasingly diverse set of life science domains.
standards  fileformats  datacuration 
january 2012 by dsalo

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