Tools and Documentation

Here you can find IT solutions for digital preservation tasks such as tools, components, models and more, along with documentation, user guidelines, demos, codes.

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BagIt Library

BagIt is a hierarchical file packaging format for storage and transfer of standardized digital packages called “bags”. Descriptive tags and a payload (arbitrary content) is associated with each bag. This format works for disk or network-based storage and transfer procedures.

Library of congress
Open Source

PeriCAT – The PERICLES Content Aggregation Tool – is a framework for Information Encapsulation (IE) techniques. It integrates a set of IE techniques from various domains, which can be used from within the framework for the encapsulation and decapsulation of information

CSV Validator

CSV Validator is a CSV validation and reporting tool which implements CSV Schema Language.


Invenio is a free software suite enabling you to run your own digital library or document repository on the web.

PERICLES Technical Appraisal Tool

The PERICLES Technical Appraisal Tool is a risk assessment and planning tool to enable technical risks and associated proximities to complex digital objects to be determined, and mitigating actions to be proposed.


ePADD was developed by Stanford University to support the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery processes of email archives.

PERICLES Semantic Interpretation API (PERSIsT)

PERICLES Semantic Interpretation API (PERSIsT API) serves as an intermediate module capable of achieving high level ontology-based communication between the ERMR and the related PERICLES components.

GNU Diffutils

GNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.

Open Source
PERICLES Space Science Domain Ontology (SOLAR)

Domain Ontology describing the International Space Station experiment SOLAR, which ended in March 2017.

Policy Editor

The Policy Editor is a template- and web-based tool that allows to create and maintain sets of (executable) multi-level policies, based on a configurable policy model.