Duke DataAccessioner: Review

On October 26, 2010, in Research, Software Reviews, by Angela Jordan

As Chris has noted previously, it is important for archives at ‘small’ repositories to rapidly complete basic archival tasks, like bulk file identification, transfer, and processing.  For a long time, he had been meaning to test out the Duke Data Accessioner.  Last week, he turned the task over to me, as part of a project to process the Ed Kieser Papers.

The “Duke DataAccessioner” is a free, open source program that can be downloaded to your desktop and used to migrate data from physical media or directories and into a dedicated file server/directory structure for preservation, further appraisal, arrangement, and description;  it also provides a way to integrate metadata tools at the time of migration.

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