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  • "JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment": A format-specific digital object validation API written in Java.


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  • The services listed include many of the identification, characterization, and migration tools that I have been assessing, such as JHOVE, DROID, New Zealand Metadata Extractor, etc.


  • A lot of the action with JHOVE is on the API level, e.g., use of JHOVE to check ingests to repositories, and the command line is used with scripts.


  • JHOVE itself seems very useful, just hard to make it work for a person uninformed about the installation.


  • So luckily, we have an awesome IT guy here who can work Java magic, and who installed JHOVE for me.

    JHOVE again

  • I've spent more time answering questions about how to get JHOVE working than about any other support issue.


  • I ran a tiff file through JHOVE, and it pulled out all kinds of preservation metadata.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • And I quote: "JHOVE provides functions to perform format-specific identification, validation, and characterization of digital objects."

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • At present, there's no allocation in our schedule for changes to JHOVE; all future work will be with JHOVE2, which Harvard isn't involved in.


  • But JHOVE is still alive on SourceForge, so there's an opportunity for someone to write an installer.


  • Bess has provided some instructions on using the JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment (JHOVE) to create Metadata for Images in XML (MIX) records.

    Archive 2006-08-20


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