These items were deposited with the archives services on completion of the depositors' PhD at University of York in February 2020
After the files were transferred to the archive, they were stored on the L Drive. Frances Bell was responsible for processing, documenting, and cataloguing the files (April 2020). Frances used the following software to transfer, analyse, and record information about the files: Exactly (transfer files from the L Drive to U Drive), DropBox (upload files to transfer to PC), AVG Virus Scan, Karen's Directory Printer (generate detailed directory information), Microsoft Excel (import Karen txt files into one worksheet, create high-level description of files), Teracopy (copy files from DropBox folder into AIP>2020-002-originals and make copies of originals in AIP>2020-002-admin-working-copies), DROID* (generate profile of files to examine file formats and compare checksums with Karen Directory Printer information), AVP Fixity (setup monthly fixity check)*, JHOVE (run report to check all files well-formed and valid), Exif (extract additional metadata), Bulk Extractor (run report to check for personal information), Microsoft Word (log all processing actions).
*DROID failed to identify the file formats of some of the recordings but did identify the file extensions, which have been logged at file level.
*The AVP Fixity check failed and this was reported with the company who said there was a short-term issue with the software. They are working to fix it, and action is required to setup monthly fixity reports on these files again.