Digital Media Archaeology in Practice

9 April - 11 April 2015
Digital Media Archaeology in Practice
Data Preservation Bootcamp
Day 1 (9 April)
  • Working with floppy disks

    • Introduction to the formats

    • Making disk images with Kryoflux

    • Extracting files from disk images

    • Accessing disk images in emulators

  • Working with hard drives

    • Introduction to the interface formats

    • Working with write-blockers

    • Making disk images with FTKimager

  • Working with the bagit format

    • creating

    • validating

    • using the python module for custom tools and workflows

    • using a version control system for your code

Day 2 (10 April)

  • Working with emulators

    • Prepping / Loading disk images

    • CRT emulation

    • Building custom controls for emulators

    • Documentation / analysis and comparison practices

    • Storage best practices

Open atelier: vintage computer hardware care & data retrieval
Day 3 (11 April)
  • Classic architectures of legacy computers

  • Preservation and repair

    • Diagnosis of failure     

    • Common Causes

    • Examples

    • Tracing faulty components and failure origins (Tools and Techniques)    

  • Reading old media and recovery techniques

    • 3.5 inch" , 5.25" floppies, Zip and Jazz discs, Syquest ...     

    • Hardware / software required

  • Open restoration workshop

    • Come to get back content from old digital media.

    • Come and check your defective vintage computer with an expert