Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR)
COPTR describes tools and workflows useful for long term digital preservation. It primarily acts as a finding and evaluation tool to help practitioners discover the tools they need to perform particular preservation tasks. There are 534 different tools described in COPTR.
How to use COPTR
Each tool is categorised by the Lifecycle Stage it falls within, the (sub) Function it performs and by the Content Type that it operates on. For example, EpubCheck performs the Function Validation and operates on EBook Content. COPTR can help by enabling you to browse to tools that meet a particular need - perhaps relating to a specific Content Type or Function.
- Find a digital preservation tool using the Tools Grid (or by stage, function or content type)
- View digital preservation workflows
How to contribute to COPTR
COPTR is a wiki and is easy to edit! It relies on contributions from the community to expand its coverage and maintain the information it holds. Don't be afraid - dive in and add new information to COPTR:
- Why? What? Who? The COPTR FAQ
- Using the COPTR data feed
- COPTR to do list and Wish list of tools to add to COPTR
- How COPTR Works - information on the technical setup of COPTR.
- Contact, feedback and questions
COPTR was created and launched with the support of the Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation initiative and has been populated and maintained by members of the COPTR partner organisations:
Funding and development
COPTR was made possible by support from the Jisc funded SPRUCE Project and the Institute of Museum and Library Services funded Digital POWRR Project.