Normalisation and Migration

Transferring digital materials into preservation-friendly formats.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
Archivematica
  • Download
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Moderate
  • GUI
  • Web
MIXED (Migration to Intermediate XML for Electronic Data)
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
OpenDataForge
  • Download
  • Free
  • Purchase
  • Subscription
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • Simple
  • CL
  • GUI
  • No
Xena Software
  • 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.

MIXED (Migration to Intermediate XML for Electronic Data) is a web service that converts tabular data files such as spreadsheets and databases to the Standard Data Format for Preservation (SDFP), a supplier-independent XML format.

OpenDataForge is a collection of tools for transforming data, with an emphasis on using open data formats and metadata standards.

Xena is a digital preservation tool that first identifies a digital object’s file format, and for certain formats then converts the object into an open format.