Getting Started: Digital Content Inventory Tool

The tool below will guide you through a process to create an inventory of your digital content. Gaining intellectual control over your content is the first step towards digital preservation. In this tool, we call any device or service that holds your digital content a bucket. A bucket might be a flash drive, someone’s computer, a Dropbox account — anything or anywhere you store your digital content.

  • After you’ve completed the form once, you will be asked if you have additional buckets to list.
  • When you have finished entering up to 10 buckets, you will be shown your results and be asked to download the results as an Excel (XLS) file, which lists all of your digital content and its associated preservation attributes.
  • You will also receive an email with a permanent link to download the file later.