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Fixity and Filesystems: Enhanced System Monitoring via inodes

Monday, July 7th, 2014

A PDF version of this article is available here.

If you have explored our checksum tool, Fixity, you may have noticed that it tracks a third value alongside the expected filepath and checksum value of files. This value is the file’s index location, which is crucial to the operation of the filesys

Fixity and Filesystems: Enhanced System Monitoring via inodes

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The latest technical brief from Digital & Metadata Preservation Specialist Alex Duryee explores the use of inodes in the functionality of Fixity, our free digital preservation file monitoring tool. Fixity offers the unique capability of tracking file attendance as well as file integrity. In this

Two Open-Source Tools for Digital Asset Metadata Management

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

In today’s world of digital information, previously disparate archival practices are converging around the need to manage collections at the item level. Media collections require a curatorial approach that demand archivists know certain information about every single object in their care for purpo

An Introduction to Optical Media Preservation

Friday, April 18th, 2014

As the archival horizon moves forward, optical media will become increasingly significant and prevalent in collections. This paper sets out to provide a broad overview of optical media in the context of archival migration. Author Alex Duryee begins by introducing the logical structure of compact dis