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The Archivematica project is integrating a number of open source tools and applications using a micro-services design pattern to create a comprehensive digital preservation system. Archivematica is designed for compliance with the ISO-OAIS fuctional model and implements media type preservation plans based on an analysis of the significant characteristics of file formats.


Mediapedia is intended to enable the identification of various media types for assisting with collection planning, assessment, documentation, infrastructure and preservation planning for their content.

SAFE (Standard Archive Format for Europe)

Digital Preservation Recorder

Digital Preservation Recorder (DPR) is free and open source software developed by the National Archives of Australia to aid in the long term preservation of digital records. DPR is a workflow tool which makes use of the format conversion services of the National Archives' Xena software. It creates and maintains a complete audit trail of preservation metadata during the processes of data quarantine, preservation and deposit into a digital archive.


DSNotify is a generic change detection framework for Linked Data sources that informs data-consuming actors about the various types of events (create, remove, move, update) that can occur in data sources. DSNotify is currently under development by the University of Vienna.

Symposium on the Shifting Preservation and Access Landscape

A Symposium on the Shifting Preservation and Access Landscape

MAY 25–26, 2010
The Ray and Maria Stata Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA

PRESENTED BY the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

HOSTED BY the MIT Libraries

THE TECTONICS OF DIGITAL CURATION explores the sustainability of cultural collections created for and maintained on the Web. At this two-day symposium, a diverse faculty of national experts will examine the forces at play in our increasingly networked society.

Groups, conferences, etc. for discussion of technical or architectural aspects of digital curation

Some colleagues and I have been trying to determine if there is a gap in terms of professional forums for the discussion of technical or architectural aspects of digital curation. What we're envisioning is a "community of practice," wherein we imply that practice and development is more of interest than theory or research. By "technical or architectural aspects," we mean that these aspects of curation are more of interest than organizational, workflow, analysis, management, and content aspects.

EasyDeposit – SWORD deposit tool creator

EasyDeposit is a toolkit for easily creating SWORD deposit web interfaces using PHP.

SWORDAPP Facebook repository deposit application

One of the features of social networking sites that encourages their use is the ability for third parties to write applications that can be used from within them. So it seemed an obvious place to start an investigation into the potential of the social deposit. Hence the SWORDAPP Facebook Repository Deposit Tool was born.

DV Analyzer

DV Analyzer is a technical quality control and reporting tool that examines DV streams in order to report errors in the tape-to-file transfer process. DV Analyzer also reports on technical metadata and patterns within DV streams such as changes in DV time code, changes in recording date and time markers, first and last frame markers within individual recordings, and more.


UpLib is a personal digital library system that provides a long-term archival system with powerful search and a visually oriented retrieval mechanism, suitable for a wide variety of personal documents such as papers, photos, receipts, music, Web pages, books, clippings, and email.


NodeXL is a template for Excel 2007 that lets you enter a network edge list, click a button, and see the network graph, all in the Excel window.

Saving Our Present for the Future: Personal Archiving 2010

On February 16, 2010, the Internet Archive hosted "a small conference for practitioners in personal digital archiving." The agenda for the day included examples of current practice; developing recommendations for institutions and individuals; and developing a research agenda.

DigCCurr Institute 2010-11

A group specifically for attendees of the 2010 Summer Institute and 2011 Winter Institute

This group supports communication with the speakers, organizers, and attendees of the DigCCurr Professional Institute for 2010-11.

Related Resources

What's been written and what tools have been created that are relevant to personal digital archives?

You can find a list of Related Resources created in support of a meeting in Chapel Hill in March 2009.

What else is out there?

Home Movie Transfers: Options and Issues (Home Movie Day)

Related Activities

Proposed Project Directions for PDAWG

See the attached discussion draft circulated in advance of: Stewardship of E-Manuscripts: Advancing a Shared Agenda (March 31, 2009, Wilson Library, Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

The document proposes a course of action and set of associated approaches for dealing with personal digital archives.

1) Collect data to determine:

a) Current collecting institution practices for dealing with personal digital materials, in terms of the Digital Curation Approaches for Personal Digital Archives (below)


Personal Digital Archives Working Group

The Personal Digital Archives Working Group (PDAWG) addresses opportunities and challenges associated with the stewardship of born-digital materials that are created or received by individuals.

Library of Congress Transfer Tools

These are tools developed by the Library of Congress and their partners in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) for the purpose of validation and transfer of data that conforms to the BagIt specification.


Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. This process is commonly referred to as data carving. Foremost can work on image files, such as those generated by dd, Safeback, Encase, etc, or directly on a drive. The headers and footers can be specified by a configuration file or you can use command line switches to specify built-in file types. These built-in types look at the data structures of a given file format allowing for a more reliable and faster recovery.

Electronic Archiving System (EASY)

EASY provides access to thousands of datasets in the collection of Data Archiving and Networked Services – DANS.

Digital Curation in Wales

Digital Curation in Wales

This group is about online history in and from Wales. It is targeted at questions regarding users and users' needs.

DigCCurr II

DigCCurr I

This three-year, collaborative project seeks to develop an openly accessible, graduate-level curricular framework, course modules, and experiential and enrichment components and exemplars necessary to prepare students to work in the 21st century environment of trusted digital and data repositories.

Digital Library Curriculum Modules

OAIS Reference Model - ISO 14721:2003

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