Towards the Development of a Test Corpus of Digital Objects for the Evaluation of File Format Identification Tools and Signatures

@article{Fetherston2012TowardsTD,
  title={Towards the Development of a Test Corpus of Digital Objects for the Evaluation of File Format Identification Tools and Signatures},
  author={Andrew Fetherston and Tim Gollins},
  journal={IJDC},
  year={2012},
  volume={7},
  pages={16-26}
}
The digital preservation community currently utilises a number of tools and automated processes to identify and validate digital objects. The identification of digital objects is a vital first step in their long-term preservation, but the results returned by tools used for this purpose are lacking in transparency, and are not easily tested or verified. This paper suggests that a test corpus of digital objects is one way of providing this verification and validation, ultimately improving trust… CONTINUE READING

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