- The repository shall have tools or methods to identify the file type of all submitted Data Objects.


SP employs the use of a number of tools through the FITS software package to identify and validate the file formats contained within the SIP. The primary tools used through FITS are:

The FITS package also contains a number of other applications to generate additional metadata regarding the file. For a full description of the software, please see the project page.


Digital Preservation Policy Librarian

Relevant Documents

  1. Registry of File Formats
  2. Definition of SIP