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Exactly version 0.1.2 released!

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Today a new version of Exactly is available for download and use. The newest upgrades include added support for FTP connection stability and a first-attempt at gathering file system metadata for targeted files before they are packaged for delivery. Both of […]

Exactly: A New Tool for Digital File Acquisitions

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Exactly is a simple and easy to use application for remotely and safely transferring any born-digital material from a sender to a recipient.

Fixity Tutorial

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Fixity Tutorial OVERVIEW A short how-to and introduction to AVPreserve’s Fixity tool, a free, open source application that can support organizations or individuals by providing automated review, documentation and reporting on the integrity and attendance of stored files. In this […]

My Digitization Vendor Always Sends .md5 Files As Part Of Their Deliverables

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

A file’s checksum is a specially generated hash based on a computation of all of the individual bytes that make up the file. A variety of algorithms exist that can be used to perform this computation, e.g., MD5, SHA-1, or […]

Reading In: Analyzing Embedded Metadata in Digital Images

Monday, July 6th, 2015

When the news came out about accused South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof’s website and the photographs that had been posted there, I visited the site and downloaded the package of digital images out of curiosity, as an archivist, to […]

MDQC

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

MDQC reads the embedded metadata of a file or directory and compares it against a set of rules defined by the user, verifying that the technical and administrative specs of the files are correct. This automates and minimizes the time needed to QC large batches of digitized assets, increasing the eff

Fixity

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Fixity is a utility for the documentation and regular review of stored files. Fixity scans a folder or directory, creating a manifest of the files including their file paths and their checksums, against which a regular comparative analysis can be run. Fixity monitors file integrity through generatio

Using Open Source and Free Tools for AV Digital Preservation Workflows

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Archiving and preservation consists of technology, people and policies. For technology in particular, digital AV archives are largely indebted and beholden to a few sizable industries: cinema, broadcast, and information technology. Commercial interests catering to the aforementioned industries have

Fixity Tutorial Now Available

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

This week AVPreserve released version 0.4 of Fixity, our free file monitoring tool. Fixity allows users to schedule regular scans of folders or whole directories to check both file integrity against stored checksums and file attendance against filesystem locations (i.e., have files been added, moved

Fixity 0.4 With OSX Support Released

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

AVPreserve is excited to announce the release of Fixity version 0.4, our free file monitoring application. This release is exciting because after months of development and testing we can now offer support for 64-bit Mac OSX systems, greatly increasing the usability of this tool. The Mac and PC versi