As technology makes it easier to create image, audio, and video files and archivists continue digitizing analog collections, the impact of digital files on our work only increases. For archives there is a heightened risk of loss or inability to access these records if regular workflows for ingest, management, and preservation are not instituted. This tutorial will provide demonstrations in the use of free digital curation tools such as BWF MetaEdit, Fixity, MDQC, Bagger/BagIt, and Exiftool that support ingest, transfer, storage, metadata generation, and monitoring of digital content. Participants will come away with a clear knowledge of how to use these tools, what role they play in collection management workflows, and a sense of how to implement their use.
29 Sept Tuesday