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Digital Records in Special Collections

Documentation of digital preservation efforts in UB Libraries Special Collections.
Last Updated: May 15, 2024 10:09 AM

Tool Selection

Tool selection happened after the framing of a high level processing workflow. Preference was given to open source or low cost tools, tools adopted by peer institutions, tools that were well documented and currently supported, and could perform more than one step in the workflow. Limited in-house technical support and staffing meant that the University Libraries was open to using proprietary tools if the system was automated, if installation, training, and IT support was included, if it was adopted by peer institutions, worked with systems already in place (ArchivesSpace), and provided an access platform.  

Tools

Software Cost Hardware Cost
ArchivesSpace  

Dell Intel® Core™ i7-6600U CPU
@2.60GHz 2.81 GHz 16 GB RAM
64-bit operating system

 
TeraCopy 3.0.8 Free Tableau T8u Forensic USB 3.0 Bridge $450
Windows Defender Free (provided by UBIT) USB Floppy Disk Drive Free
DROID v6.4 Free USB CD/DVD Drive Free
ISODisk Free Iomega Zip Drive Free
LocateOpener/TrID Free USB 3.0 Forensic Card Reader $80
Spirion Free (provided by UBIT) USB 3.0 Multi Media Memory Card
Reader Adapter
$15
Text Editor Free External Hard Drives (1 TB each) $140
Preservica CE