Data Transfer and Deposit

Tools to standardise and simplify accessioning.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
Archivematica
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Moderate
  • GUI
  • Web
Curator's Workbench
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Complex
  • GUI
  • No
DataUp
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
Duke Data Accessioner
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Simple
  • CL
  • GUI
  • Yes
The BagIt Library
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Simple
  • CL
  • GUI
  • Yes

Archivematica is a digital preservation system that automates the process of preparing digital objects for ingest into a repository, ingesting them into archival storage and providing access to the archived material. The process is monitored and controlled through a Web-based dashboard that co-ordinates a suite of micro-services. It primarily relies on normalisation as its preservation technique.

The Curator’s Workbench is a tool that automates and streamlines the process of preparing collections of digital materials for submission to a repository.

DataUp is a tool that assists researchers in reviewing, documenting, sharing and archiving their tabular data, especially Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

The Duke Data Accessioner provides a graphical user interface to aid in migrating data from physical media to a dedicated file server.

The BagIt specification is a hierarchical file packaging format for the creation of standardised digital containers called 'bags,' which are used for storing and transferring digital content.