Data Forensics Lab wins innovation award

Our Digital Scholarship Data Forensics Lab (FRED) is a joint winner of the 2016 VALA Innovation award.

This biennial award is open to all Libraries and Information Services in Australia and recognises outstanding and innovative use of ICT to improve service to customers. In the assessment of the Awards Sub-Committee it was noted:

“The concept behind, and the value of, this innovation is amazing. It evidences a fantastic use of innovative ICT for an extremely important purpose and it has long-ranging impacts on the organisation and deeper into the industry. The issue of access to obsolete systems and media storage is huge in the preservation of data for future research. As well as recovering valuable data from obsolete systems, it will also allow this data to be data mined with other current data, and enhance future research. This is a really interesting and important project and provides an excellent model for other Australian cultural organisations to use and adopt.

Congratulations to all involved in the development of the Lab.

What is the Data Forensics Lab?

Our Data Forensics Lab offers a range of services for examining, analysing, recovering, re-using and preserving data stored in digital media in a forensically sound manner. The Data Forensics Lab can process a variety of modern and legacy computer storage media using state-of-the-art, purpose-built hardware and software. Digital Scholarship is a team within the Research & Collections program (University Library).

More information about the Digital Scholarship Data Forensics Lab here.




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