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Tree displays the directory structure of a path or of the disk in a drive graphically.

tr Unix command

tr copies standard input to standard output.

Toward a Digital Curation Curriculum for Museum Studies: A North American Perspective

CIDOC 2008: Annual conference of the International Documentation Committee of the International Council of Museums Dates and Location: September 15-18, 2008: Athens, Greece Paper: Toward a Digital Curation Curriculum for Museum Studies: A North American Perspective Presenter: Helen R. Tibbo, Wendy Duff


A short booster for FRI morning of the Institute activity and dinner on THU.

Audio and Video
The Web Curator Tool (WCT)

The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is an open-source workflow management application for selective web archiving. It is designed for use in libraries and other collecting organisations, and supports collection by non-technical users while still allowing complete control of the web harvesting process. It is integrated with the Heritrix web crawler and supports key processes such as permissions, job scheduling, harvesting, quality review, and the collection of descriptive metadata.

The strings command

The strings command returns each string of printable characters in files. Its main uses are to determine the contents of and to extract text from binary files (i.e., non-text files).

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

Visitors can search this website for immigrants and contribute their own family stories, including text, images and audio.

The Stanford WebBase project Tools
The Sleuth Kit

This is the official web site for The Sleuth Kit and Autopsy Browser. Both are open source digital investigation tools (a.k.a. digital forensic tools) that run on Windows and Unix systems (such as Linux, OS X, Cygwin, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Solaris). They can be used to analyze NTFS, FAT, HFS+, Ext2, Ext3, UFS1, and UFS2 file systems and several volume system types.

The Revision Control System (RCS)

The Revision Control System (RCS) manages multiple revisions of files. RCS automates the storing, retrieval, logging, identification, and merging of revisions. RCS is useful for text that is revised frequently, including source code, programs, documentation, graphics, papers, and form letters.

The Program Transformation Wiki

This website is dedicated to collecting, organizing and disseminating information about all aspects of program transformation in order to share results across communities.

The PERPOS Tools: User's Guide

The Archival Repository Tool (ART) is a prototype software tool designed to support archivists in accessing and describing file systems containing electronic records. The Archival Processing Tool (APT) is a prototype software tool designed to support archivists in processing accessioned file systems. This use guide gives more information.

The Open Video Digital Library Toolkit

The Open Video Digital Library Toolkit project is intended to provide museums, libraries and other institutions holding moving image collections tools to more easily create Web-based digital video libraries.

The Nalanda iVia Focused Crawler

The Nalanda iVia Focused Crawler (NIFC) is a focused Web crawler. It was created by Dr. Soumen Chakrabarti (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay) and developed with the support of IIT Bombay, the iVia Team and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Hydra Project

Hydra is a multi-institutional, multi-functional, multi-purpose, technical and community framework.

The grep command

grep is used to search text for patterns specified by the user. It is one of the most useful and powerful commands on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

The ext3cow File System

Ext3cow is an open-source, versioning file system based on ext3.  It provides a time-shifting interface that allows a real-time and continuous view of the past.  This allows users to access their file system as it appeared at any point in time.

The DICE Storage Resource Broker (SRB)

The DICE Storage Resource Broker (SRB) supports shared collections that can be distributed across multiple organizations and heterogeneous storage systems. The SRB can be used as a Data Grid Management System (DGMS) that provides a hierarchical logical namespace to manage the organization of data (usually files).

The DeDuplicator (Heritrix add-on module)

The DeDuplicator is an add-on module for Heritrix to reduce the amount of duplicate data collected in a series of snapshot crawls.

The Dataverse Network Project

The Dataverse Network Project is an open-source application for publishing, citing and discovering research data.

The Carve Path Zero-storage Library and filesystem

LibCarvPath is a library for computer forensics carving tools. The library provides in the low level needs of zero-storage carving. It does this by providing an interface to hierarchically ordered fragment lists, and allowing these fragment lists to be converted to and from virtual file paths. These special virtual file paths can be used in conjunction with the CarvFS filesystem, a pseudo filesystem build using fuse and LibCarvPath.

The Archivists’ Toolkit

The Archivists’ Toolkit is the first open source archival data management system to provide broad, integrated support for the management of archives. It is intended for a wide range of archival repositories. The main goals of the AT are to support archival processing and production of access instruments, promote data standardization, promote efficiency, and lower training costs.

The aDORe Federation

The aDORe Federation is a federated repository framework and reference implementation which aims to address many of the scalability issues experienced by large scale digital object repositories.

Testing Applications with AppVerifier

Application Verifier (AppVerifier) is a runtime verification tool used in testing applications for compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP. This tool can be used to test for a wide variety of known compatibility issues while the application is running. This article details the steps for using AppVerifier as an effective addition to the application development and testing cycles.


TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software that was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table).


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