Tools for Managing Digital Collections: BagIt & Bagger

Speaker Kara Van Malssen
Kara Van Malssen is Senior Consultant for digital archiving and preservation projects at AudioVisual Preservation Solutions. She focuses on helping clients develop effective lifecycle management practices for audiovisual material, from production to preservation, and works to implement the policies and tools that will enable those practices to be realized. Some ...

Kara Van Malssen is Senior Consultant for digital archiving and preservation projects at AudioVisual Preservation Solutions. She focuses on helping clients develop effective lifecycle management practices for audiovisual material, from production to preservation, and works to implement the policies and tools that will enable those practices to be realized. Some of her recent clients include the Museum of Modern Art, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Carnegie Hall, and HBO. Kara is also Adjunct Professor at New York University, where she teaches Digital Preservation for the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, from which she is also a graduate.

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BagIt is a specification for packaging digital files for storage and transfer. It was developed by the Library of Congress with California Digital Library and Stanford University. BagIt allows you to group together related files (including content and metadata files) in a single "bag." Each bag includes a manifest or inventory of the files it contains, as well as checksums for each file within the bag and for the bag itself. BagIt can be used to more safely transfer files between systems, in delivery from vendor to client after digitizing content, and for ingest or storage of files in preservation repositories. This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the BagIt specification and the tools that support it. With a focus on practical use cases, the workshop will cover the creation, exchange, and verification of bags using command line utilities as well as graphical user interface tools such as Bagger.

This session is presented as part of METRO's Keeping Collections program. Consequently, payment will be required upon registration.

When?

Tue, Jun. 18, 2013
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003