Archive for June, 2016

Summer 2016 course project: born-digital archives

Friday, June 17th, 2016

In this summer’s session of born-digital archives, students have been working on a born-digital archives project, which includes working with records on obsolete media (5.25 diskettes, 3.5 floppies, Zip disks, Mini DV tapes, etc.) as well as inactive records on network storage which originate in a variety of antiquated file formats (e.g., WordPerfect, email in MS Outlook […]

New open-source scripts

Friday, June 17th, 2016

I wanted to go ahead and put out there some new scripts that I have recently developed.  These include: BagIt Validation Script For a given directory, this script validates all the “BagIt” bags in it, and send an email to a designated email address with the status of the bags.  BagIt is a standard and […]