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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