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DROID (Digital Record Object Identification)

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DROID (Digital Record Object Identification)

Source type: 
Commercial
Commercial type: 
Non-Commercial
Function: 
Automatic information extraction
Audiovisual lifecycle: 
Ingest
Version: 
6.1.3
Version date: 
July 5, 2005
Description: 

DROID (Digital Record Object Identification) is an automatic file format identification tool. It is the first in a planned series of tools developed by The National Archives under the umbrella of its PRONOM technical registry service. DROID is a platform-independent Java tool, which is freely available to download under an open source license.

Reference: 
Tags: 
File formats, Technical metadata, Digital, Data management

Sustainability Factors

Development

Author: 
The National Archives
TRL level: 
N/A
Platform: 
Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Platform specifics: 
Java 1.6 or 1.7 standards edition (SE)
Software dependencies: 
Apache Maven 3
Developing community: 
Public Body
Futher developments expected: 
Yes
Further development description: 

Documentation

Available: 
Yes
Documentation text: 
Download source code here at: https://github.com/digital-preservation/droid
Fee: 
No
Resources: 
Primer: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/droid-how-to-use-it-and-interpret-results.pdf
This record was last updated: 
August 3, 2018