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4.2.5 - The repository shall have access to necessary tools and resources to provide authoritative Representation Information for all of the digital objects it contains.


SP identifies and validates gathers all file format information for each file using software tools from the FITS package. It makes use of DROID for format identification during the ingestion process where a file format is associated with each file. The repository also employs JHOVE as a tool for further format-specific identification, validation and characterization of the file. Scholars Portal subscribes to the external format registry, PRONOMauthoritative and trusted tools. This information includes details about the file format, including a link to format registry. Please see,,, and for details.


Digital Preservation Policy Librarian