File Format Identification Resources and Apps

In two earlier posts I detailed the simple methods I use for file type identification and the issues that arise from them.  Here I’m going to look at a few more resources for file type identification, including some applications and websites that host useful file type information. The first part will just discuss places to […]

Web Sites Forgotten

I’m not at a loss for diversity of approaches in my current archiving work on Prom Week. Teams of developers in modern academy (or even the real world) need ways to share and evaluate information about their work and projects. As a result of the never-ending new services and means of disseminating digital information, there […]

Don’t Look Back: Cloud APIs and Revisions

Cloud APIs represent an interesting problem for the archival security of documents over extended periods. Storing files with a secondary source, in this case I’ll be discussing Google Docs and Dropbox, is usually a most convenient option. Google Docs provides a means to create, edit, share and browse documents without leaving the confines of a […]

Lost in the Cloud II: The Thickening

My previous post on identifying file formats introduced my three approaches to uncovering evasive file definitions. Examine the context, search the internet and mine the header. In this post I’m returning again to those methods and the files from Prom Week’s Dropbox folder to highlight more file format related issues. This time I’ll focus on […]