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Lifecycle stage definition: Functions that support the DCC Lifecycle stage defined as "Dispose of data, which has not been selected for long-term curation and preservation in accordance with documented policies, guidance or legal requirements. Typically data may be transferred to another archive, repository, data centre or other custodian. In some instances data is destroyed. The data's nature may, for legal reasons, necessitate secure destruction."
Lifecycle order: 7

Functions within this lifecycle stage

RedactionTools that support the removal of selected information from digital files. Typically used for removal of sensitive information like telephone or credit card numbers from personal archives before providing access to users.
Secure DeletionTools that support deletion of data in a way that cannot be reversed, typically to avoid third parties stealing sensitive information from decommissioned or recycled hardware.

Tools for this lifecycle stage

AudacityFile Management
Personal Archiving
The open source audio editor
BCWipeSecure DeletionBCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete selected files so that they can never be recovered or undeleted.
CCleanerSecure DeletionCCleaner is a tool for cleaning Windows PCs.
Darik's Boot And NukeSecure DeletionDarik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.
Quality Assurance
Framework for packaging the database Representation Information and pre-configured user-friendly access. Different combinations of Content Data Objects are supported by an automated deployment mechanism. Enables access to the archived databases in the archive reading room for non-technical users.
DiPS (Digital Preservation Solution)Secure Deletion
Active Data Storage
File Format Identification
File Format Migration
File Management
Metadata Extraction
Preservation System
DiPS (OAIS compliant Digital Preservation Solution)
Disk UtilitySecure DeletionIn Disk Utility in Mac OS X 10.
EraserSecure DeletionEraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
Free Video Cutter JoinerFile Management
Personal Archiving
It cuts and joins video streams without altering the codecs.
MRU-Blaster is a program made to do one large task - detect and clean MRU (most recently used) lists on your computer.
Microsoft Office 2003 Add-in: Word Redaction v1.2Forensic
Use the Word 2003 Redaction Add-in to hide text within Microsoft Office Word 2003 documents.
Microsoft Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden DataForensic
With this add-in you can permanently remove hidden data and collaboration data, such as change tracking and comments, from Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint files.
Ontrack Eraser SoftwareSecure DeletionOntrack Eraser software is an easy-to-use, highly flexible data erasure tool that erases all traces of data stored on a targeted media - ensuring that sensitive information does not fall into the wrong hands.
PDFsam splits and merges PDF files
PDWIPE (Physical Drive WIPE)Secure DeletionPDWIPE (Physical Drive WIPE) is a standalone DOS utility to wipe (zero) an entire physical hard drive.
The RapidRedact product range provides fast, easy to use redaction tools for irreversibly blanking out (redacting) selected information, author's changes and hidden data from all electronic document types.
Provides Windows desktop and server redaction of PDF, Word, scanned TIFF images. Find, black out and remove content within documents, images or drawings.
Redax completely redacts (removes) text and graphics from the PDF page.
SDeleteSecure DeletionSDelete is a command line utility that takes a number of options.