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The CoSA Resource Center is created and maintained by the archival community. These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by CoSA. CoSA bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external sites or for that of subsequent links.

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A European project to assist with taking advantage of cost modeling tools as well as producing resources for the community to use. Information on and links ...

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An issue of GovLoop Guide that addresses issues relating to the use and adoption of open source software.
URL for Resource: http://issuu.com/govloop/docs/aof_oss_final_?e=3570346/5631537 ...

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An XML schema that details technical metadata for describing the layout and content of physical text resources. It most commonly serves as an extension ...

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The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (ACI) is a resource for museums and archives to better understand conservation issues ...

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A set of advice documents that address metadata of still or moving images, or audio collections.
URL for Resource: https://www.jisc.ac.uk

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Guidelines for working with the command line interface for Windows and Mac OS. Basic commands such as listing the current directory; changing directories; ...

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This overview is a study of the methods used at a variety of universities, and international government libraries and archives, to select, acquire, describe ...

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A blog post and paper analyzing the contents of digital preservation policies. Links to the policies studied can be used as examples to follow when developing ...

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Abstract. This industry recommended practice presents a set of procedures and activities, which should be considered and/or performed during all aspects ...

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"Provides guidance to records custodians on their duties and obligations to respond to requests for information in a computer medium."
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Provides criteria for records appraisal based on functional analysis, content analysis, object analysis, accessibility and use, and cost benefit analysis.
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First deployed in early 2006, Archive It is a subscription service which allows organizations to build and preserve collections of digital content on the ...

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Archivematica is a system that automates the process of preparing digital objects for ingest into a repository and an access system. Materials are ingested ...

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Page contains links to trainings on the following topics: Implementation of PDF/A Policy for County and State Offices, Naming Conventions, Digitization, ...

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Archives in the Digital Era is a blog by Richard Pearce-Moses, Director of the master of Archival Studies at Clayton State University. The blog discusses ...

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Archives in the Digital Era is a blog by Richard Pearce-Moses, Director of the master of Archival Studies at Clayton State University. The blog discusses ...

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ArchivesSpace is the next-generation open source archives information management application designed by archivists for describing, managing, and providing ...

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Information on the methods and associated costs of authentication. Background information on the legal concerns and development of a model law for authentication. ...

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One focus of WeAreAVP (previously AVPreserve) is on the the preservation of audio/visual materials. This section of their website provides information ...

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An integrated Records Management, and Digital Preservation Workflow System one-stop-solution with availability of customization, support and training service ...

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The BagIt Transfer Utility is the command-line equivalent of Bagger. Using the BagIt protocol developed by the Library of Congress and the California Digital ...

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The BagIt Transfer Utility is the command-line equivalent of Bagger. Using the Bag-It protocol developed by the Library of Congress and the California ...

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A document that provides an introduction to the Bag-It tool and defines valid operations. Specific tasks are demonstrated with example operations which ...

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Wiki that provides an overview of bagit and instructions on how to use it. Links to external resources for additional assistance.
Software Type: Open ...

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A resource on how to use Bagger to transfer materials, created by the North Carolina Archives.
URL for Resource: https://archives.ncdcr.gov/documents/bagger-gui-user-guide ...

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Description of what records might need to be preserved long-term. Threats to their permanence and strategies to preserve digital materials over time are ...

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This document provides best practices for the naming of files and may be used to create a file naming policy to be distributed to state agency staff members ...

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This document provides best practices for the organization of files and folders and may be used to create a file organization policy to be distributed ...

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This report explains the status of social media as public record and the responsibilities of North Carolina state agencies to retain these records. It ...

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This document provides best practices for selecting and monitoring file formats, and it may be used to create a policy to distribute to Wisconsin state ...

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Bit Curator's main website that provides information about the BitCurator tool, Blog posts, news, and announcements, and additional background information ...

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Blog post that describes how curation in the cloud uses scripts within an institutional repository setting. Tools utilized include Brunnhilde, ClamAV, ...

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This strategy document addresses goals and strategic priorities relate to digital preservation activities at the British Library for 2013-2016.
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XA basic description of the Broadcast Wave Format with links to external resources for more information. URL for Resource: http://en.wikipedia.org
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Information on how to develop a new metadata standard that meets your organizational needs.
URL for Resource: https://committee.iso.org

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Bulk Extractor searches files and directories for PII. It produces a files that can be saved elsewhere with data such as websites, emails, ss numbers, ...

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This resource guide walks through the install and use of the Bulk Rename Utility with a focus on how it can be used to rename files with brief descriptions ...

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This is a tool for downloading photos from Flickr. It allows for downloads from both accounts you manage and accounts you don't and it can batch download ...

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This software was created for any business with the need to create, improve, or update its business continuity plan. The Suite is scalable for optimal ...

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The California Preservation Program website provides resources on disaster recovery services, consulting services, emergency preparedness and response, ...

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One of a series of guidance notes giving general advice on issues relating to the preservation and management of electronic records. Provides guidance ...

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Archivists associated with six state archives presented case studies on topics relating to government email preservation, access, and governance at the ...

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The Records and Archives Division of the Office of the Secretary of State (hereafter MSA) received two National Historical Publications and Records Commission ...

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Job description for a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian position. This position performs moderately to highly complex to (journey/senior-level) library ...

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RESOURCE IS INACTIVE AND NO LONGER BEING UPDATED.

The Center for Archival Resources On Legislatures (CAROL) is the final product ...

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This resource provides information on different methods for checking fixity. Specifically the fact sheet defines fixity; discusses reasons why collecting ...

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Chronopolis is a service for bit-level preservation of digital objects. Chronopolis uses a stack of open source tools: Audit Control Environment (ACE), ...

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The educational website for the Kansas Historical Society that includes K-12 classroom materials, lesson plans, and information on online learning opportunities.
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Links to current and past digital preservation collaborations for the British Library.
URL for Resource: https://www.bl.uk

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Links to conference presentations given about collaborative approaches for managing file formats and information about collaborative projects.
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A website that provides information on disaster response/recovery services as well as a 24 hour emergency hotline to call for advice on collections related ...

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