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  • Sed It and Forget It: Stream Editing and Metadata Repairs

    I made a mistake prepping some metadata files the other day. I picked the wrong three-letter code for a division field for use in a...
  • MaybeBytes: What the '700MB' on a CD-R means

    When you look at an old CD, you might see ‘700MB’ printed in large letters on the label. MB is the SI abbreviation for megabytes...
  • ePADD and Archivematica

    ePADD and Archivematica: IPs, IPs, and IPs I’m a very big fan of using OAIS to model workflows. Get some SIPs. Make some AIPs. Deliver...
  • What Fixity Means

    Fixity and Data Loss in Libraries Last week, a story went out that the Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University in Newfoundland had lost...
  • Bashing out another file format signature

    In the last post, I used some bash tools to derive a file format signature for the ACS format used to store Clippy. During that...
  • Bashing out a file format signature

    PRONOM is the digital preservation file format registry of choice, but it’s only as good as the file format signatures that we put into it....
  • Data Analysis Tools

    This is a quick aside from my series on working with Siegfried. Data is useless unless without tools to analyze that data. To say anything...
  • Troubleshooting a Siegfried Run

    In the last post, I talked about getting Siegfried installed on a Raspberry Pi and kicking off a process to identify file formats. Easy peasy,...
  • Starting Small with Raspberry Pi

    No better way to start blogging then by starting to blog. To make this less intimidating, I’ll try to start small. Specifically with the $35...
  • hello, world!

    Nothing to see here. Just testing what a blog might look like. Expect posts about preserving fixity, proving trustworthiness, writing documentation, building workflows, and dealing...

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