Saturday, January 23, 2016

Exactly: A New Tool for Digital File Acquisitions

Exactly: A New Tool for Digital File Acquisitions. AVPreserve News. January 13, 2016.
     A new tool, Exactly, has been developed to help to acquire born digital content from donors and to start establishing provenance and fixity early in the acquisition process. The tool:
  • can remotely and safely transfer any born-digital material from a sender to a recipient 
  • uses the BagIt File Packaging Format
  • supports FTP transfer, network transfers
  • can be integrated into sharing workflows using Dropbox or Google Drive
  • metadata templates can be created for the sender to fill out before submission
  • can send email notifications with transfer data and manifests when files have been delivered 

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