D10.1 Identification and selection of large‐scale migration tools and services

This document reports on the task of identifying, evaluating and selecting available preservation action tools and services to be used in the SCAPE project. The report presents related work in the context of action tools, namely the work developed under the Planets, CRiB and RODA projects, and introduces models for assessing the quality of software. The evaluation procedure follows a well‐defined methodology supported by an evaluation framework based on an international standard. Domain‐specific metrics have been created to address the particular problem of selecting tools for the SCAPE project. An overall of 40 tools, ranging from image converters to database migration suites, have been identified and evaluated. After the assessment procedure, 16 of these tools have been considered inadequate to be used in the SCAPE project (40% rejection rate).