Digital preservation tools

Your approach to Digital Preservation should be modular and flexible, to ensure it is sustainable. A combination of tools and technology that are currently available may be the most cost-effective means of achieving this flexibility:

  • file format identification from The National Archives: DROID (freeware)
  • file registry database from The National Archives: PRONOM (freeware)
  • Community Owned Digital Preservation tool registry: COPTR
  • Digital Curation Centre suite of tools: DCC
  • SPRUCE project, including a Digital Preservation Business Case toolkit: SPRUCE