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The plan for the work has moved to EPrintsPreservationThePlan


The *NEW* EPrints Preservation Interface

The new EPrints preservation page uses underlying DROID classification data which has been indexed in the EPrints repository to construct this page of the formats contained in your repository and the risks associated to these formats. This picture ([1]) shows the interface in a fully working state.

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[2] - The original interface before style was added. [3] - The new interface with an open tab.

How it Works & How it links in to all Preserv Work

Stage 1 : Droid Classification


  • EPrints 3.2 (currently not available publicly)
  • DROID (Available from the National Archives)
  • update_pronom_puids droid classification tool for EPrints 3.2 (will be available with EPrints 3.2)

With EPrints 3.2 installed we have the Storage Controller which provides a new low level object in EPrints, the "file" object. Using this file object we can iterate over all the files which are related to EPrints and using DROID obtain a PRONOM identifier for the file. This is then stored as a pronom_uid against that file object in EPrints.

The update_pronom_puids is a perl script which does this for you within your EPrints 3.2 install, note that some configuration of paths is needed to tell the script where DROID is located.

Stage 2 : Setting up a Risk Analysis Service

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