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Thursday, March 20 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Using Freely Available Tools to Protect Your Digital Content

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Managing digital content over time can be challenging as one has to protect against loss of data, format obsolescence, natural and man-made disasters. There are small steps you can take now to help ensure access to your digital content in the future.  If you want to determine that the files you are storing have not become corrupt, or be able to better track how much digital content you have and the file formats used, you may want to attend this hands-on lab.  Presenters will show you how to use some of the freely available tools out there to help you monitor the health of your digital files. Checksum tools that tell you if your files have changed over time at the bit level will be demonstrated like Exact File and Hash My Files, and more. You will have a chance to work with file duplicate detection tools as well as with DROID, which assists with file format identification, captures file property information, and displays information to you in a readable report.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Carol Kussmann

Carol Kussmann

Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota Libraries
avatar for Sara Ring, Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex

Sara Ring, Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex
Sara is a continuing education librarian in the Minitex Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education unit. She develops and presents training on metadata standards for digital collections and digital preservation. Before Minitex, Sara worked at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Library and UW-Madison's College Library while earning her M.A. in Library and Information Studies from UW-Madison. She holds a B.A. in Cultural Studies... Read More →


Thursday March 20, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
DeWitt Wallace Library, LI Room (Lib206)

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