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Volume: 6 | Article ID: art00047
From Imaging to Access - Effective Preservation of Legacy Removable Media
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2009.6.1.art00047  Published OnlineJanuary 2009

We describe how existing media collections can be virtualized through digital copies that are accessible via ordinary workstations. In the model presented, bit-identical images of the original media are served from a distributed file system to provide convenient access on local or remote workstations. Our approach incorporates mature open source libraries to provide high-quality, low-cost image extraction, file format identification, metadata creation, and web-driven access; we include specific examples of custom scripting designed to enhance usability.

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Kam Woods, Geoffrey Brown, "From Imaging to Access - Effective Preservation of Legacy Removable Mediain Proc. IS&T Archiving 2009,  2009,  pp 213 - 218,

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