Disk Imaging

These resources were compiled during "Peer Forum I: Disk Imaging" (December 7-8, 2017 at MoMA)


The Collaborative Resources Document was generated live over the course of the two days. It is comprised of a bibliography and tools organized by formats, standards and registries; environments; write-blocking and disk cloning devices; emulation and emulation-as-a-service; mobile device imaging and analysis; metadata and system metrics; cataloging and documentation. This material represents the views of those who attended this meeting.


The Policy and Procedures Document outlines disk imaging activity organized by the following topics: floppy disks, optical media, disk drives and iOS/Android formats. This material represents the views of those who attended Peer Forum I at MoMA. 

The following lectures were recorded live and represent the views of the speakers: 

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“A (Brief) History of Disk Imaging”

By Kam Woods, Research Scientist, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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“Emulation and Access”

By Dragan Espenschied, Preservation Director, Rhizome

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“Disk Imaging in Library Science: Sustainability”

By Euan Cochrane, Digital Preservation Manager, Yale University Library