Google group for the users and developers of the DROID (Digital Record Object Identification) tool developed by The National Archives, UK. The list is open for discussion about functionality, issues, bugs, or general discussion about the tool.

Responses from The National Archives

The digital preservation team at The National Archives will attempt to answer all queries and requests for support where it looks like a direct response from the team is required within 10 working days. The forum is open for all community members to reply and participate actively in all discussions relating to DROID. The list supports the DROID tool, which can be downloaded from The National Archives website. The DROID source code is hosted at GitHub and previous DROID project downloads and source code are hosted on SourceForge. Issues are better placed on the GitHub issue tracking system rather than on these pages. We have a separate Google Group discussion page for PRONOM

Moderation Policy:

We would prefer to receive Freedom of Information requests and data protection requests via our online form, by email or by letter, in order to assist us in giving them a full response. However, we note the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on the validity of social media as a channel for receiving such requests and will handle them in accordance with that guidance.

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Hero or Villain: A tool to create a digital preservation rogues gallery ross-spencer 9/3/15
DROID Skipping over entire folders crkus...@gmail.com 8/25/15
Call to test Adobe AIR 1.0/1.5/2.0 container signature and provide further examples ross-spencer 8/15/15
ANNOUNCE: droidSig - a utility to create DROID signature XML from signature regular expressions. Matt Palmer 7/29/15
Droid Not Reading Some Files Daniel Johnson 6/22/15
Running Droid inside an AS robifero 6/18/15
Will Droid effect my files Daniel Carroll 4/14/15
Request for comment and testing of new DOC and DOT Word 97-2003 container signatures ross-spencer 4/12/15
Is TMP a useful extension to be added to certain formats in PRONOM, e.g. Word 6.0 and Word 97-2003 ross-spencer 4/10/15
Can droid be run from a command line Edgar F. Black 2/19/15
Thoughts on adding UTF-8 BOM to DROID export CSV ross-spencer 12/16/14
Move DROID 7 requirements catalogue from wikispace to github David Fichtmueller 12/16/14
Problem installing on OSX Mark Osborne 11/13/14
DROID not identifying EML files tol...@gmail.com 10/20/14
Simple file type recognition within existing Java app? billy wgbjobsearchcom 9/30/14
DROID CLI: How to return archive files (zip, tar, etc) identification data in the results (CSV) Vladimir Knobel 9/30/14
Is a file path missing from Microsoft Project Container Signature? ID 4040 and 4060 ross-spencer 9/15/14
Question about square brackets in DROID container identification syntax... ross-spencer 8/26/14
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