Software: Brunnhilde

April 17, 2017    projects software dev python


Brunnhilde is a Python-based command-line and GUI tool for characterization of directories and disk images that builds on Richard Lehane’s Siegfried.


Brunnhilde was written to supplement existing file format identification and characterization tools, with a focus on producing human-readable high-level reports for digital archives and digital preservation practitioners.

Originally developed as a proof of concept tool, Brunnhilde is installed as a standard utility in BitCurator versions since 1.8.0 and is in use at a number of archives, libraries, and other collecting institutions.

See more information (including installation and detailed usage instructions) on Github.