Our tools for digital archives
We develop software for digital long-term archiving. Our centerpieces are docuteam packer and docuteam feeder. In several archives these tools are in productive use and process huge amounts of data every day. Our tools are available for windows, OSX and Linux.
docuteam packer creates, controles, visualizes and adapts information packages. Its job is to prepare the transfer of digital records, structure data and visualize the records in the reading room. The tool is published under open source licence, easily installed and functions under all common operating systems. It particularly offers small institutions an ideal access to digital archiving.
docuteam feeder is a server-based system which supports and regulates the ingest-process in digital archives. This includes transferring, verifying, migrating and adding metadata to records on their way from a productive system to a digital repository. docuteam feeder creates an ingest-workflow out of individual processing steps. This workflow is controlled by a web-based dashboard. docuteam feeder is a framework into which other components can be embedded, for example for the migration of data.
A typical ingest-workflow involves the following steps:
- Quality checks. This involves verifying checksums and checking content to ensure the right records and formats have been delivered.
- Virus check (if necessary and required). This can make sense when archiving e-mails including their attachments.
- Identification of the file-formats
- Migration of the data into sustainable file-formats. For this process we use several tools of various third-party providers. We also integrate commercial tools for special requirements.
- Extracting technical and administrative metadata.
- Packaging. This involves preparing archival information packages (AIP) which will be transferred to the digital archives.
- A persistent identifier is assigned to the AIP and it is catalogued in the archival information system.
- The AIP is integrated into the digital archives and has a distinct reference.