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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Execution time of DROID profile mode Jerry Kuang 5/23/16
Get output from standard output when running DROID in profile mode Jerry Kuang 5/13/16
[NOTICE] forthcoming changes to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 variants in next PRONOM/DROID signature release Dclipsham 5/11/16
Droid 6.2.1 paul....@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk 3/9/16
tests fail on mac with java 7 John Scancella 3/2/16
PUID not found Judikael Rouillard 2/25/16
Droid 6.2 now available paul....@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk 2/18/16
Development of 32- and 64-bit Portable Executable File Format Signatures and results ross-spencer 2/16/16
Unable to identify txt file type using DROID command prompt Jerry Kuang 1/12/16
Blog: Container signatures in DROID and PRONOM and how to create them... ross-spencer 1/7/16
File size display configuration Calvin Lawrence 12/14/15
Pull request to see SHA1 included in DROID output ross-spencer 12/5/15
Will DROID provides any api for using it programatically. Prince Dhawan 10/8/15
Interpreting results Calvin Lawrence 9/12/15
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
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