Showing posts from January, 2018

New year, new tool - TeraCopy

For various reasons I'm not going to start 2018 with an ambitious to do list as I did in 2017 ...I've still got to do much of what I said I was going to do in 2017 and my desk needs another tidy! In 2017 I struggled to make as much progress as I would have liked - that old problem of having too much to do and simply not enough hours in the day. So it seems like a good idea to blog about a new tool I have just adopted this week to help me use the limited amount of time I've got more effectively! The latest batch of material I've been given to ingest into the digital archive consists of 34 CD-ROMs and I've realised that my current ingest procedures were not as efficient as they could be. Virus checking, copying files over from 1 CD and then verifying the checksums is not very time consuming, but when you have to do this 34 times, you do start to wonder whether your processes could be improved! In my previous ingest processes, copying files and then verifying