Archivematica 1.11.2 is our latest release.

External tools

Archivematica is built upon open-source frameworks and services (e.g. Django, Gearman) and also integrates free and open-source tools that support users to process digital objects from ingest to access based on the ISO-OAIS functional model. In addition to the core software, which is released under GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL), the following tools are bundled with Archivematica.

BagIt

Standard and script to package digital objects and metadata for archival storage. Archivematica uses the bagit-python library.

License: Public domain

bulk_extractor

Disk image and file contents analysis tool.

License: Public domain

ClamAV

Anti-virus toolkit for UNIX.

License: GNU General Public License

Django

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

License: BSD (3-clause)

ElasticSearch

Elasticsearch is a search engine based on the Lucene library. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents. Elasticsearch is developed in Java.

License: Apache License Version 2.0

ExifTool

ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files.

License: GNU General Public License version 1 or Artistic License

FFmpeg

A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1

fido

Format Identification for Digital Objects (FIDO) is a Python command-line tool to identify the file formats of digital objects.

License: Apache License Version 2.0

File Information Tool Set (FITS)

File format identification and validation software integration tool.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License

Gearman

Gearman provides a generic application framework to farm out work to other machines or processes that are better suited to do the work.

License: BSD License

Ghostscript

An interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF.

License: GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL)

Imagemagick

ImageMagick is a free and open-source software suite for displaying, converting, and editing raster image and vector image files. It can read and write over 200 image file formats.

License: Imagemagick license (GPL compatible)

Inkscape

Converts vector images to Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) format.

License: GNU General Public License version 2

JHOVE

File format validation tool.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License

MediaConch

MediaConch is an extensible, open source software project consisting of an implementation checker, policy checker, reporter, and fixer that targets preservation-level audiovisual files.

License: BSD (2-clause)

MediaInfo

MediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files.

License: BSD (2-clause)

Nailgun

A client, protocol, and server for running Java programs from the command line.

License: Apache License Version 2.0

NFS-common

Network File System Access - allows access to files on network storage devices.

License: GNU General Public License

p7zip

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

License: GNU General Public License

Python-lxml

Python binding for libxml2 and libxslt.

License: GNU General Public License

rsync

A fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool.

License: GNU General Public License

Siegfried

File format identification tool.

License: Apache License Version 2.0

Sleuthkit

Disk image management and extraction toolkit.

License: Common Public License

Tesseract

Optical Character Recognition tool (reads image files and convert to text).

License: Apache License Version 2.0

Ubuntu Linux

Interface with computing hardware. Ubuntu Linux server edition.

License: GNU General Public License

UUID

Command line interface (CLI) for the generation of DCE 1.1, ISO/IEC 11578:1996 and IETF RFC-4122 compliant Universally Unique Identifier (UUID).

License: GNU General Public License

unar

The Unarchiver is an archive unpacker program.

License: GNU General Public License

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