Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bagit: Transferring Content for Digital Preservation (video)

The Library of Congress, along with the California Digital Library and Stanford University, have "developed guidelines for creating and moving standardized digital containers, called “bags.” A bag functions like a physical envelope that is used to send content through the mail but with bags, a user sends content from one computer to another." In order to explain BagIt, the LOC has released a video on its web site and a transcript of the video is also available.

The tools are available for download via SourceForge. Documentation is available on the LOC web site.

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