Software: CCA Tools

April 17, 2017    projects software dev python

CCA Tools

CCA Tools are a set of GUI applications developed for triage, arrangement, and description of digital archives at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. The tools are written in Python and PyQT and are primarily intended for use within the BitCurator environment.

The aim of these tools is to create ready-to-ingest SIPs from disk images, directories, and individual digital files in a largely automated manner, and to pre-populate archival description sheets using information gleaned from DFXML files and Siegfried/Brunnhilde reports.

Tools include:

  • Disk Image Processor: Creates ready-to-ingest SIPs from a directory of disk images and related files and a pre-populated archival description spreadsheet.
  • Folder Processor: Creates ready-to-ingest SIPs from one or more directories on a local file system and a pre-populated archival description spreadsheet.
  • SIP Creator: Creates ready-to-ingest SIP from user-selected directories and files and a pre-populated archival description spreadsheet.

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