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DROID uses the PRONOM [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/aboutapps/pronom/droid-signature-files.htm signature files] to perform format identification. Like PRONOM, it was [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/manage-information/policy-process/digital-continuity/file-profiling-tool-droid/ developed by the National Archives of the UK]. Written in Java, XML.
 
DROID uses the PRONOM [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/aboutapps/pronom/droid-signature-files.htm signature files] to perform format identification. Like PRONOM, it was [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/manage-information/policy-process/digital-continuity/file-profiling-tool-droid/ developed by the National Archives of the UK]. Written in Java, XML.
 
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== PRONOM ==
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=== PRONOM ===
 
The format information held in PRONOM is what powers [[DROID (Digital Record Object Identification)]]. Both are maintained by the [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ UK's National Archives].
 
The format information held in PRONOM is what powers [[DROID (Digital Record Object Identification)]]. Both are maintained by the [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ UK's National Archives].
  
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Although the information and website are made freely available under the Open Government License, the underlying software engine that powers PRONOM is proprietary.
 
Although the information and website are made freely available under the Open Government License, the underlying software engine that powers PRONOM is proprietary.
 
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=== The PRONOM Web API ===
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===== The PRONOM Web API =====
 
The website is oriented towards manual browsing, but note that each PRONOM registry entry as a permalink, like this:  
 
The website is oriented towards manual browsing, but note that each PRONOM registry entry as a permalink, like this:  
  
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     http://apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pronom/fmt/579.xml
 
     http://apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pronom/fmt/579.xml
 
 
 
= User Experiences =
 
= User Experiences =
 
* [http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/preservation/daat_file_format_tools_report.pdf Digital Asset Assessment Tool - Assessment of file format testing tools].
 
* [http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/preservation/daat_file_format_tools_report.pdf Digital Asset Assessment Tool - Assessment of file format testing tools].
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* '''KOST-CECO:''' Used in [[KOST-Val]] for the file format identification. For performance and granularity reasons an own SignatureFile is used instead of the official PRONOM registry.
 
* '''KOST-CECO:''' Used in [[KOST-Val]] for the file format identification. For performance and granularity reasons an own SignatureFile is used instead of the official PRONOM registry.
 
* '''FITS (File Information Tool Set):''' Used in [[FITS (File Information Tool Set)|FITS]]
 
* '''FITS (File Information Tool Set):''' Used in [[FITS (File Information Tool Set)|FITS]]
 
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= Development Activity =
 
= Development Activity =
 
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All development activity is visible on GitHub: http://github.com/digital-preservation/droid/commits
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=== Release Feed ===
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Below the last 3 release feeds:
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<rss max=3>https://github.com/digital-preservation/droid/releases.atom</rss>
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=== Activity Feed ===
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Below the last 5 commits:
 
<rss max=5>https://github.com/digital-preservation/droid/commits/master.atom</rss>
 
<rss max=5>https://github.com/digital-preservation/droid/commits/master.atom</rss>
  

Latest revision as of 10:37, 30 October 2017


DROID (Digital Record Object Identification) is a software tool developed to perform automated batch identification of file formats.
Homepage:http://digital-preservation.github.io/droid/
License:BSD License
Platforms:Java 6 Standard Edition


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[edit] Description

DROID (Digital Record Object Identification) is a software tool developed to perform automated batch identification of file formats. DROID is designed to meet the fundamental requirement of any digital repository to be able to identify the precise format of all stored digital objects, and to link that identification to a central registry of technical information about that format and its dependencies.

DROID uses the PRONOM signature files to perform format identification. Like PRONOM, it was developed by the National Archives of the UK. Written in Java, XML.


[edit] PRONOM

The format information held in PRONOM is what powers DROID (Digital Record Object Identification). Both are maintained by the UK's National Archives.

DROID downloads the latest signature files from PRONOM, and those are used to drive the identification process. See the PRONOM release notes.

A number of other tools and registries have been based around the PRONOM data. These include:

Although the information and website are made freely available under the Open Government License, the underlying software engine that powers PRONOM is proprietary.


[edit] The PRONOM Web API

The website is oriented towards manual browsing, but note that each PRONOM registry entry as a permalink, like this:

   http://apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pronom/fmt/579

and furthermore, by appending '.xml' to the URL for any entry, the data can be recovered as XML:

   http://apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pronom/fmt/579.xml

[edit] User Experiences


[edit] Development Activity

All development activity is visible on GitHub: http://github.com/digital-preservation/droid/commits


[edit] Release Feed

Below the last 3 release feeds: Failed to load RSS feed from https://github.com/digital-preservation/droid/releases.atom: Error fetching URL: error:1407742E:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert protocol version


[edit] Activity Feed

Below the last 5 commits: Failed to load RSS feed from https://github.com/digital-preservation/droid/commits/master.atom: Error fetching URL: error:1407742E:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert protocol version


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