Quality Assurance

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Function definition: Tools that support quality checking of digital resources, identifying damaged, incomplete or low quality data. Typically used to identify damage introduced via processes such as format migration or digitisation.
Lifecycle stage: Ingest,Preservation Action

Tools for this function

AsTiffTagViewerAsTiffTagViewer is a TIFF Tag Viewer application.
Bad PeggyScans for damaged images and photos.
BitCuratorThe 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.
Checkit tiffa tool to validate TIFF files against given configuration profile
DV AnalyzerDV Analyzer is a technical quality control and reporting tool that examines DV streams in order to report errors in the tape-to-file transfer process.
DVRescueDVRescue is archivist-made software that supports data migration from DV tapes into digital files suitable for long-term preservation.
DbDIPviewFramework 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.
Developer Tools in QA: Novice's ToolkitA collaborative document which non-developers can adapt to record QA methods using built-in browser developer tools.
DocworksDocument digitization workflow software
EmbARCinternal file metadata management including embedding and validation
FFAStransTask automation engine, mostly used in audio and video visual content management.
File Analyzer and Metadata Harvester V2The 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.
FingerdetQA tool for detecting fingers on digitised pages
FqTool, language and decoders for working with binary data.
GNU DiffutilsGNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.
GoobiWorkflow Management Tool
IMacrosiMacros makes it easy to test web-based applications.
ImageVerifierImageVerifier (IV for short) traverses a hierarchy of folders looking for image files to verify. It can verify TIFFs, JPEGs. PSDs, DNGs, and non-DNG raws (e.g., NEF, CR2).
Jp2StructCheckSimple JP2 file structure checker
JpylyzerJP2 validation + properties extraction
KOST-SimyThe KOST-Simy application is used for Compare Images.
KOST-ValKOST-Val is an open source validator for different file formats and Submission Information Package (SIP).
Library (xklb)Media indexing multi-tool
MP3valMP3val is a small, high-speed, free software tool for checking MPEG audio files' integrity.
Matchbox ToolMatchbox: Duplicate detection tool for digital document collections.
MdqcTool for managing and comparing digital asset metadata
NARA Video Frame AnalyzerNARA Video Frame Analyzer analyzes technical properties of individual frames of a video file in order to detect quality issues within digitized video files.
NamalysatorTool for METS/ALTO validation and quality control
NumaHOPPlatform for digitization projects management
PagelyzerSuite of tools for detecting changes in web pages and their rendering
QCToolsDigitized analog video analysis
ReACT (Resource Audit and Comparison Tool)A file audit and comparison tool using Microsoft Excel and VBA.
SIARD-VALSIARD-Val is an open source validator for SIARD files.
SIARDexcerptSIARDexcerpt is a Java-based application that searches and extracts individual records of SIARD files.
SobekCMSobekCM is a digital repository and digital scholarship/publishing system which enables easy deposit, preservation, and access for all types of digital content, tailored to the needs of galleries, libraries, archives, museums, scholars, and researchers.
TIFF-ValTIFF-Val is an open source validator for TIFF files.
XcorrSoundThe xcorrSound package compares sound waves using cross correlation.