on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 by steffen · 1 min reading time
Last weekend I ported siegfried to FreeBSD. Siegfried is an advanced file identification tool, using the National Archives UK’s PRONOM and freedesktop’s MIME-info file format signatures. It’s written in Go and compared to other file id tools pretty fast.
The port can be found on github, it is waiting to be added to the ports tree.
on Sun, May 29, 2016 by steffen · 1 min reading time
DH Box – Digital Humanities Virtual Workbench : “Setting up an environment for digital humanities computational work can be time-consuming and difficult. DH Box addresses this problem by streamlining installation processes and providing a digital humanities laboratory in the cloud through simple sign-in via a web browser” : http://dhbox.org/
A blog post on dhbox.org by Tony Hirst : ouseful.info
KB Research : Dataset KBK-1M containing 1.6 Million Newspaper Images available for researchers : kbreserach.
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on Sat, May 28, 2016 by steffen · 1 min reading time
News from the digital preservation community
Euan Cochrane wrote a nice tool for the identification of floppy disk formats from kryoflux stream files: github
ffmprovisr - Making FFmpeg Easier: github
Tracking versions with PAV: The PAV ontology specializes the W3C PROV-O standard to give a lightweight approach to recording details about a resource, giving its Provenance, Authorship and Versioning. https://practicalprovenance.wordpress.com
Migrating Files to Preservation Formats - Theory: http://archival-integration.
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