New Event: File Fixity and Checksum Tools

The following event was recently added to METRO’s Professional Development calendar.

Tools for Managing Digital Collections: File Fixity and Checksum Tools
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Just as with physical collections, a critical component of managing digital collections is the ability to monitor their integrity and authenticity throughout their life cycle. With digital collections, a primary mechanism for performing this function is the generation and validation of checksums to ensure fixity. This hands-on class will guide participants through the use of multiple tools for generating and validating checksums, individually and in bulk. The course will cover both graphical user interface tools (Karen's Hasher) and command line tools. This will require attendees to be familiar with working in these environments and the basic principles of digital preservation.

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Laura Forshay
Author: Laura Forshay