Straightforward calculation and verification of checksums

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Straightforward calculation and verification of fixity/checksums

Detailed description
Goldsmiths hold digital content on disc and hard drives.  To ensure integrity of the content there needs to be a way to generate and verify checksums for existing content and future content.  The solution should have a GUI (i.e. not command line based) and work on Windows, and if possible, MacOSX.

Issue champion
Rebecca Randall

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Lessons Learned
Notes on Lessons Learned from tackling this Issue that might be useful to inform digital preservation best practice


Scanned photograph album of early 20th Century images of Goldsmiths University


OSX GUI based checksum tool

Windows checksumming and verification tools

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