Monday, June 29, 2015

File identification tools, part 5: FITS

File identification tools, part 5: FITS. Gary McGath. File Formats Blog.  June 25, 2015.
The File Information Tool Set (FITS), which aggregates results from several file identification tools, was created by the Harvard University Libraries and is available in Github. FITS uses Apache Tika, DROID, ExifTool, FFIdent, JHOVE, the National Library of New Zealand Metadata Extractor, and four Harvard tools.  The tool can be used in the ingest process; it processes directories and subdirectories, and produces a single XML output file in various schemas. It can be run as a standalone tool or incorporated with other tools, and can be configured to determine which tools to run and which extensions to examine.  Documentation is found on Harvard’s website.

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