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Description

BagIt Library

Source type: 
Research Outputs
Commercial type: 
Non-Commercial
Type: 
Toolkit
Function: 
Automatic information extraction, Storage technologies for AV master quality files
Audiovisual lifecycle: 
Ingest
Version: 
4.9.0
Version date: 
January 2, 2014
Description: 

BagIt is a specification for packaging of digital content for transfer and storage. The content of the package is known as a “bag” and includes content files and a checksum for each file in the bag.  Machine readable text is included that facilitates receipt and validation of bags.  

BagIt is a content-neutral specification, and as such it is equally applicable to use for storage and transfer of audiovisual content as it is for any other type of content.  A number of tools exist to support bag creation and validation according to the BagIt specification, including a platform-independent GUI called Bagger, a command line Java library, and a Ruby library.

Reference: 
Tags: 
Metadata, Trusted Digital Repositories, Storage, Ingest, Open Source, Fixity, File Copy

Sustainability Factors

Development

Author: 
Library of Congress
TRL level: 
N/A
Platform: 
Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Platform specifics: 
Software dependencies: 
Java 6
Developing community: 
Public Body
Futher developments expected: 
Yes
Further development description: 

Documentation

Available: 
Yes
Documentation text: 
Download java source code here: https://github.com/LibraryOfCongress/bagit-java Download python source code here: https://github.com/LibraryOfCongress/bagit-python
Fee: 
Resources: 
Introductory video from the Library of Congress: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/multimedia/videos/bagit0609.html
This record was last updated: 
August 3, 2018