Cross-Lifecycle Functions

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Lifecycle stage definition: Functions that operate across the digital lifecycle and therefore cannot be easily categorised by DCC Lifecycle Stage.
Lifecycle order: 8

Functions within this lifecycle stage

FuntionDefinition
Academic Social NetworkingTools that support making connections, sharing research and maximising the impact of digital data.
Binary & Hexidecimal EditingTools for viewing and editing of files displayed in different views such as binary, hexadecimal. These are typically known as hex editors.
ForensicTools that support forensics related functions.
Metadata ExtractionTools that support the extraction of metadata from files.
Personal ArchivingTools that support the preservation and archiving of data relating to individuals.
Preservation SystemDigital repository applications that typically perform a number of functions across the digital lifecycle such as ingest, storage, preservation action and access.
ServiceTools that operate as a remote, perhaps cloud based, service
Version ControlTools that support the tracking of changes to digital files over time.
WorkflowTools that support the orchestration and management of specific tools or processes in a workflow.

Tools for this lifecycle stage

ToolFunctionPurpose
AFFLIBForensicThe Advanced Forensics Format (AFF) and AFF Library (AFFLIB) are a joint development project of Simson L.
Adobe Photoshop ElementsMetadata Extraction
Metadata Processing
Personal Archiving
A commercial image editor with a metadata module (Organizer).
Amazon CloudStorage
Service
Amazon Cloud is an internet-based storage location designed to hold files indefinitely.
Apache PDFBoxMetadata Extraction
Repair
File Format Migration
Validation
Encryption Detection
JAVA PDF library for creation, manipulation, validation and content extraction of PDF documents
Apache POI - the Java API for Microsoft DocumentsFile Format Migration
Metadata Extraction
Encryption Detection
The Apache POI Project's mission is to create and maintain Java APIs for manipulating various file formats based upon the Office Open XML standards (OOXML) and Microsoft's OLE 2 Compound Document format (OLE2).
Apache TikaMetadata Extraction
File Format Identification
Java based tool for identifying file formats using signatures and extracting metadata and text content from documents.
Archive-ItWeb Crawl
Service
Archive-It is the leading web archiving service for collecting and accessing cultural heritage on the web. It is a service provided by the Internet Archive.
ArchivematicaPreservation System
File Format Migration
Archivematica is a digital preservation system that automates the process of preparing digital objects for ingest into a repository and an access system
AudacityRedaction
Personal Archiving
File Management
The open source audio editor
Autopsy Forensic BrowserForensicGraphical interface to the command line digital investigation tools in The Sleuth Kit
BWF MetaEditMetadata Extraction
Metadata Processing
Validation
BWF MetaEdit permits embedding, validating, and exporting of metadata in Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF) files.
BitCuratorFile Management
Fixity
Metadata Extraction
Metadata Processing
Quality Assurance
Validation
Workflow
The BitCurator Environment is an Ubuntu Linux distribution geared to the needs of archivists and librarians. It includes a suite of open source digital forensics and data analysis tools to help collecting institutions process born-digital materials.
BlessBinary & Hexidecimal EditingBless is a high quality, full featured hex editor.
BrunnhildeMetadata Extraction
Content Profiling
Siegfried-based characterization of directories and disk images
C3POContent Profiling
Metadata Extraction
C3PO is a content profiling tool for visualization and preservation analysis
CONTENTdmPreservation SystemCONTENTdm is a digital collection management system
CarboniteStorage
Backup
Service
an online backup service that automatically backs up documents, e-mails, music, photos, and settings. Info gathered early March 2013.
ChronopolisStorage
Backup
Service
"Chronopolis digital preservation network provides services for the long-term preservation and curation of America's digital holdings"
CollectiveAccessAccess
Preservation System
CollectiveAccess is web-based software to catalogue, manage, and publish museum and archival collections.
Crazy-fast-image-scanFile Format Identification
Content Profiling
Forensic
A script to scan media very quickly to find out what kind of content it contains
CyberChefEncryption Detection
File Management
Decryption
Metadata Extraction
Personal Archiving
Binary & Hexidecimal Editing
Discovery
A forensic tool with workflow capabilities to analyse files and containers
DAITSSPreservation SystemA digital preservation software application designed as a dark archive to service consortial and institutional preservation repositories a multi-user environment type. DAITSS is considered to be a first-party system.
DCape (ingest only)Preservation System
Storage
"The goal of the DCAPE project is to build a distributed production preservation environment that meets the needs of archival repositories for trusted archival preservation services." (Note: This is a work in progress, see notes for more information)
DIMAGMetadata Extraction
Preservation System
Access
File Format Migration
Storage
Web Crawl
Workflow
A software suite supporting archives with preservation of digital information for eternity
DIMAG IngestListMetadata Extraction
Transfer
Accompanies ingest process from donor to archive, logs process steps.
DMPonlinePlanning
Data Management Planning
Managing Active Research Data
Service
DMPonline is the DCC's data management planning tool.
DROID (Digital Record Object Identification)File Format Identification
Metadata Extraction
DROID (Digital Record Object Identification) is a software tool developed to perform automated batch identification of file formats.
DROID Siegfried Sqlite Analysis EngineMetadata Extraction
Content Profiling
De-Duplication
Analysis and automatic generation of summary information from DROID output
DSPS (Digital Preservation Software Platform)Preservation SystemThe DPSP is a collection of four software applications which support the goal of digital preservation.
DSpacePreservation System
Access
DSpace is an institutional repository system which enables easy deposit, preservation, and access for all types of digital content.
DUMPBIN UtilityMetadata Extraction
File Format Identification
The DUMPBIN utility, which is provided with the 32-bit version of Microsoft Visual C++, combines the abilities of the LINK, LIB, and EXEHDR utilities.
DataLifterForensicsuite of tools "designed to assist with Computer Forensics, Information Auditing, Information Security and Data Recovery"
DataverseActive Data Storage
Preservation System
Managing Active Research Data
Storage
The Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore and analyze research data.
Dc3dd for computer forensicsDisk Imaging
Forensic
dc3dd is a patched version of GNU dd with a number of features useful for computer forensics.
DcflddFile Management
Forensic
File Copy
dcfldd is an enhanced version of GNU dd with features useful for forensics and security.
Digital Intelligence Forensic SoftwareForensicDigital Intelligence Forensic Software
Digital Preservation RecorderWorkflow
File Format Migration
Digital Preservation Recorder (DPR) is free and open source software developed by the National Archives of Australia to aid in the long term preservation of digital records.
Directory List & PrintMetadata Extraction
File Management
A universal metadata extractor
DiscImageChefMetadata Extraction
Backup
Disk Imaging
Media dump software and disc image manager
DisktypeMetadata Extraction
Disk Imaging
Tool for detecting the content format of a disk or disk image. It knows about common file systems, partition tables, and boot codes.
DocworksOCR
Workflow
Quality Assurance
Document digitization workflow software
DropboxStorage
Backup
Service
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.
DuraCloudServiceDuraCloud is a hosted service that provides a centralised interface for organizations interested in using cloud storage as a part of their digital archiving and preservation programs.
EMET (Embedded Metadata Extraction Tool)Metadata ExtractionEMET is a stand-alone tool designed to extract metadata embedded in JPEG and TIFF files.
EPADDMetadata Processing
Metadata Extraction
Content Profiling
Access
Appraisal
ePADD is a software package developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports archival processes around the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.
EPrintsPreservation System
Access
EPrints is an open access digital repository software, which is intended to create a highly configurable web-based repository.
EXE ExplorerMetadata ExtractionEXE Explorer reads and displays executable file properties and structure.
EXIF to DC XML normaliserFile Format Migration
Metadata Extraction
Extract EXIF data and normalise it to DC XML.
Easy CD-DA ExtractorFile Format Migration
Metadata Extraction
Disk Imaging
Easy CD-DA Extractor is CD Ripper, Music Converter, Audio Converter, Metadata Editor, and CD/DVD burning software.
EnCase ForensicForensicEnCase Forensic (OpenText)
EpubCheckValidation
Metadata Extraction
Encryption Detection
Validator for EPUB files
EssArchPreservation SystemAn OAIS-based digital archive system to include both PreIngest and PreAccess functions
Exact Audio CopyFile Format Migration
Metadata Extraction
Disk Imaging
Exact Audio Copy is an audio grabber for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives on Windows only.
ExempiMetadata Extraction
Metadata Processing
Exempi is a library for handling XMP metadata, based on the Adobe XMP SDK
ExifToolMetadata Processing
Metadata Extraction
Properties extraction, identification, metadata editing
FBCD (Farmer's Boot CD)Forensicbootable CD with Linux and forensic tools
FCCU GNU/Linux Forensic Boot CDForensicbootable CD with Linux and forensic tools
FFAStransMetadata Extraction
File Format Identification
File Format Migration
Quality Assurance
Workflow
Planning
Task automation engine, mostly used in audio and video visual content management.
FIDO (Format Identification for Digital Objects)Metadata Extraction
File Format Identification
A PRONOM based, command line, file format identification tool written in Python
FITS (File Information Tool Set)File Format Identification
Validation
Metadata Extraction
Encryption Detection
FITS allows data curators to identify, validate, and extract technical metadata for the objects in their digital repository.
FTK (Forensic Toolkit)ForensicForensic Toolkit (AccessData)
Fedora CommonsPreservation SystemFedora provides the back-end foundation for digital repository systems responsible for managing and preserving all types of digital content.
File Analyzer and Metadata Harvester V2File Management
Fixity
Metadata Extraction
Metadata Processing
Quality Assurance
Validation
Workflow
The File Analyzer is a general purpose desktop (and command line) tool designed to automate simple, file-based operations. The File Analyzer assembles a toolkit of tasks a user can perform. The tasks that have been written into the File Analyzer code base have been optimized for use by libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions.
FileAlyzerMetadata ExtractionFileAlyzer allows a basic analysis of files (showing file properties and file contents in hex dump form) and is able to interpret common file contents like resources structures (like text, graphics, HTML, media and PE).
ForemostFile Recovery
Forensic
Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures.
Forensic Acquisition UtilitiesForensicA collection of utilities and libraries intended for forensic or forensic-related investigative use in a modern Microsoft Windows environment.
Free Video Cutter JoinerRedaction
Personal Archiving
File Management
It cuts and joins video streams without altering the codecs.
Freeware Hex Editor XVI32ForensicXVI32 is a freeware hex editor running under Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.
GFI MailArchiverPreservation SystemGFI MailArchiver is an email archiving software that is the single solution source for your email management problems on Exchange Server.
GNU libextractorMetadata ExtractionGNU libextractor is a library used to extract meta data from files of arbitrary type.
GeosetterMetadata Extraction
Metadata Processing
Personal Archiving
A tool that sets coordinates and edits all kind of embedded image metadata.
GetID3()Metadata ExtractionExtracts technical and embedded descriptive metadata from common multimedia file formats.
GoobiWorkflow
OCR
Planning
Quality Assurance
Workflow Management Tool
GumshoeMetadata Processing
Forensic
Search interface for metadata extracted from forensic disk images.
HP Integrated Archive PlatformPreservation SystemThe HP Integrated Archive Platform (HP IAP) provides a solution for the long-term archival and disposition of information.
HashKeeperForensicDigital Evidence Laboratory specialists created the HashKeeper software in 1998 to expedite the analysis of electronic media by reducing the number of files to be analyzed during the course of an investigation.
Helix (e-fense)Forensicbootable CD with Linux and forensic tools
Hex WorkshopForensic
Binary & Hexidecimal Editing
The Hex Workshop Hex Editor by BreakPoint Software is a complete set of hexadecimal development tools for Microsoft Windows 2000 and later.
HopplaPreservation System
Storage
Hoppla is an archiving solution that combines back-up and fully automated migration services for data collections in small office environments.
HxDBinary & Hexidecimal EditingFree Hex- and Ram-Editor
I2Forensici2 is a provider of intelligence and investigation management software for law enforcement, defense, national security and private sector organizations.
ILookPIForensicILookPI provides a fully programmable IDE environment with customizable tool capabilities.
ITextMetadata ExtractionPDF library for manipulation, content extraction and creation
InBoxerMetadata Extraction
Metadata Processing
Access
InBoxer is a next generation email archiving, IM archiving, e-discovery, and policy management system.
Index.dat Analyzer v2.5Metadata Extraction
Forensic
Index.dat Analyzer is a tool to view, examine and delete contents of index.dat files.
InfinaDyneForensicInfinaDyne's forensic products are focused on government and law enforcement examining various types of media and intent on collecting evidence in a thorough, secure and trustworthy manner.
InvenioPreservation SystemInvenio is a free software suite enabling you to run your own digital library or document repository on the web.
JHOVE (Harvard Object Validation Environment)Validation
Metadata Extraction
File Format Identification
Encryption Detection
JHOVE provides functions to perform format-specific identification, validation, and characterization of digital objects.
JHOVE2Validation
Metadata Extraction
File Format Identification
Encryption Detection
JHOVE2 allows data curators to characterise the digital objects in their repositories.
JWATMetadata Extraction
Validation
File Format Migration
Java Web Archive Toolkit
Jp2StructCheckValidation
Quality Assurance
Metadata Extraction
Simple JP2 file structure checker
JpylyzerValidation
Quality Assurance
Metadata Extraction
JP2 validation + properties extraction
KEA (Keyphrase Extraction Algorithm)ForensicKEA is an algorithm for extracting keyphrases from text documents.
Keith Humphreys' PhraseRateMetadata ExtractionPhraseRate is a program, developed by Keith Humphreys, for extracting a set of meaningful, attractive keywords and key phrases from a web page describing the content of that page.
LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)Storage
Preservation System
Access
LOCKSS software allows libraries to create preserved digital collections out of materials that would otherwise be accessible only through a licensed academic subscription.
LibewfForensicLibewf is a library for support of the Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF), it support both the SMART (EWF-S01) and EnCase (EWF-E01) format.
LibsafePreservation Systemlibsafe allows the organizations to create a full OAIS compliant Archive, including active and passive digital preservation workflows and is particularly suited for master image files of digitizing processes.
LingfoFile Format Migration
Metadata Extraction
Lingfo provides a library for developers to use to extract information from Microsoft Excel spreadsheet files.
MP3::TagMetadata ExtractionMP3::Tag is a module for reading tags of MP3 audio files.
MRU-BlasterRedaction
Forensic
MRU-Blaster is a program made to do one large task - detect and clean MRU (most recently used) lists on your computer.
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