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 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, PRONOM.


Digital Preservation Policy Librarian

Relevant Documents

  1. Registry of File Formats