File Format ID and Validation

Defining and validating digital files.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
FITS
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Moderate
  • CL
  • Yes
JHOVE2
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Simple
  • CL
  • Yes
JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment (JHOVE)
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Moderate
  • CL
  • GUI
  • Yes

FITS allows data curators to identify, validate, and extract technical metadata for the objects in their digital repository.

JHOVE2 allows data curators to characterise the digital objects in their repositories using four methods: identifying formats, validating specifications, extracting metadata, and assessing acceptability. 

JHOVE allows data curators to verify the file formats of the digital objects in their repositories.