Harvard Library collections include a variety of computer media that will be imaged using forensic disk imaging techniques and preserved in the Library’s preservation and access repository - the Digital Repository Service (DRS). As a first step towards providing support for this material in the DRS, the Library contracted AVPreserve in late 2015 to assist with the analysis. The goals of the analysis were:
The driving principles of this work were to:
Specifically the analysis was conducted in three areas: formats, metadata and tools. The deliverables from this analysis will be posted on this page.
|Disk Image Format Matrix||This spreadsheet compares Disk Image formats according to preservation criteria (shown in the first column). |
The cells are shaded to visually represent the value for the format (green is good, yellow is neutral, red is bad)
|Disk Image Format Matrix Summary||This document presents an analysis of the format matrix for Disk Image formats.||AVPreserve|
|Disk Image Metadata Analysis Report||An analysis of metadata for Disk Image Formats.||AVPreserve|