[EP-tech] Antwort: Re: Digital Preservation in EPrints

martin.braendle at id.uzh.ch martin.braendle at id.uzh.ch
Tue May 31 12:49:03 BST 2016

Hi Tomasz,

the command line version of DROID 6.x does not support the FileCollection
XML report as it was created by DROID 4 and used by the Preservation
Toolkit Bazaar package, see also discussion on

I have somewhere on my disk the tar file for DROID 4. Please contact me
off-list if you want to have it. It runs with Java 1.6 or higher - we run
it with Java 1.8.

DROID 4 is indeed outdated. We noted that even with the most recent PRONOM
signature files, it does not recognize the format of about 4% of our PDF
files, while spot checks revealed that DROID 6 does recognize the format.

It is still on my todo list (in the course of the SUK P-2 project Digital
Life Cycle Management) to make the preservation toolkit compatible with

Best regards,


Dr. Martin Brändle
Zentrale Informatik
Universität Zürich
Stampfenbachstr. 73
CH-8006 Zürich

mail: martin.braendle at id.uzh.ch
phone: +41 44 63 56705
fax: +41 44 63 54505

Von:	Adam Field <Adam.Field at jisc.ac.uk>
An:	"eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk" <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Datum:	31/05/2016 12:32
Betreff:	Re: [EP-tech] Digital Preservation in EPrints
Gesendet von:	eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk

The preservation toolkit is really quite old now.  It it’s important,
perhaps there’s some community effort that can be directed at it.  I’m
happy to assist as much as my current job allows.

 Adam Field                  
 SHERPA services analyst     

From: <eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Tomasz Neugebauer
<Tomasz.Neugebauer at concordia.ca>
Reply-To: "eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk" <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016 21:16
To: "eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk" <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: [EP-tech] Digital Preservation in EPrints

To use the Digital Preservation Toolkit (http://bazaar.eprints.org/142/),
DROID (http://bazaar.eprints.org/143/) is required. DROID runs on Java.
The DROID bazaar plugin mentions “DROID v.4”
Meanwhile current version of DROID is on Version 6.2.1 (
Given that we are running EPrints 3.3.12, what is the recommended setup for
Should we try to find DROID v4 or can we run the latest version of DROID?
If we need DROID 4, where do we get that?  Also, what version of Java does
that require?
Current version of DROID  requires a minimum of Java 6 Standard Edition
(SE), built and tested on Java 1.6 update 30.


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