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Lingfo provides a library for developers to use to extract information from Microsoft Excel spreadsheet files.


Linux-VServer provides virtualization for GNU/Linux systems. This is accomplished by kernel level isolation. It allows to run multiple virtual units at once. Those units are sufficiently isolated to guarantee the required security, but utilize available resources efficiently, as they run on the same kernel.

LIS 855: Digital Curation

From the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2010. 

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LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)

LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), based at Stanford University Libraries, is an international community initiative that provides libraries with digital preservation tools and support so that they can easily and inexpensively collect and preserve their own copies of authorized e-content.

Long Island University Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management Educational Programs
Loughborough University UK Digital Curation module

The Department of Information Science at Loughborough University (one year) UK Masters programme in Information and Library Management includes a specialist module in Digital Curation.

Educational Programs
Louisiana State University Archives Management Specialization Educational Programs
LuraDocument PDF Compressor

LuraDocument PDF Compressor is a document conversion engine.

MA Digital Asset Management (MADAM) at King's College London Educational Programs
Mapping Digital Forensics Workflows in Collecting Institutions Publications
MARA 202 - Information Technology, Records, and the Information Age

MARA 202. Information Technology, Records, and the Information Age
Overview of impact of information technologies on records and recordkeeping; evolution of record media, communications and computing technologies; records systems and network development; databases; records information models, structures and standards; digital archives technologies.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated computer literacy through completion of required new student online technology workshop.

MARA 249 - Electronic Recordkeeping Systems and Issues in Electronic Recordkeeping

MARA 249. Electronic Recordkeeping Systems and Issues in Electronic Recordkeeping
Application of recordkeeping and archival principles to the management and preservation of electronic records, multi– and hyper–media resources and email; standards for representation and preservation of nontraditional networked information; electronic records/document management systems and derivations; policy development.
Prerequisite: MARA 200, 202, 204

MARA 259 - Records and Information Preservation and Security

MARA 259. Records and Information Preservation and Security
Records and archives preservation, recovery and disaster techniques; information systems and networks preservation and security administration and maintenance; risk analysis; electronic and non–electronic media protection methods and materials; encryption management strategies, trusted digital repositories.
Not repeatable.
Prerequisite: MARA 200, 202, 204


This project will create a distributed, interoperable system for the long-term preservation and dissemination of digital serial literature in mathematics and statistics.


MaximumSoft supports parsing and integrity checking for various formats, crawl scheduling and extraction of links from compressed Flash (.SWF) files.

McAfee Free Tools

Free Tools [See specifically Foresnic Tools]

McGill University Archival Studies specialization Educational Programs
md5deep and hashdeep

md5deep is a set of programs to compute MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, Tiger, or Whirlpool message digests on an arbitrary number of files. md5deep is similar to the md5sum program found in the GNU Coreutils package. hashdeep is a program to compute, match, and audit hashsets.

md5sum Unix command

md5sum computes a 128-bit checksum (or fingerprint or message-digest) for each specified file.


MD5summer is an application for Microsoft Windows 9x, NT, ME, 2000 and XP which generates and verifies md5 checksums.


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.

Metadata Extraction Tool

The Metadata Extraction Tool was developed by the National Library of New Zealand to programmatically extract preservation metadata from a range of file formats like PDF documents, image files, sound files Microsoft office documents, and many others.


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