Long-Lived Data: Tools to Preserve Research Data

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

This slide presentation provides an introduction to BagIt and Bagger. BagIt is a hierarchical file packaging format designed to support storage and network transfer of digital content. Bagger enables creators and recipients of BagIt packages to confirm that the files are complete and valid. The presentation covers:

  • What are BagIt and Bagger?
  • Installing and running Bagit and Bagger
  • Types of metadata
Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Isak van der Walt
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
University of Pretoria
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No fee
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data handling
Data management
Data storage
Transformation tools for data
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Network of Data and Information Curation Communities (NeDICC)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Network of Data and Information Curation Communities (NeDICC)
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data professional
Repository manager
Data manager
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide