The Harvard Library Digital Preservation Program has released Disk Image Content Model and Metadata Analysis ACTIVITY 1: Comparative Format Matrix Analysis and Disk Image Content Model and Metadata Analysis ACTIVITY 2: Metadata Analysis
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
Harvard Library collections include a variety of computer media that will be imaged using forensic disk imaging techniques and preserved in the Library's preservation and access repository—the Digital Repository Service (DRS). As a first step towards providing support for this material in the DRS, the Library contracted AVPreserve in late 2015 to assist with the analysis. The goals of the analysis were:
- Recommended disk image formats to accept and prefer for the DRS
- Recommended technical metadata schema(s) to use for disk image file formats
- DRS content models for these objects
- Recommendations for enhancing Harvard Library's FITS tool to better support these objects
See also: Disk Image Format Matrix spreadsheet.