Right-Sizing Fixity to the Task at Hand

Fixity is often practiced as a one-size fits all approach for demonstrating the integrity of data, with preferences for using strong cryptographic algorithms. This may accomplish the task, but at a cost. Algorithms for data integrity can be optimized for specific purposes to decrease environmental impacts and increase system efficiency.

Tallman, N. (October 13, 2022). “Right-Sizing Fixity to the Task at Hand,” Digital Preservation 2022, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, Baltimore, MD. DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/CGBW5

Nathan Tallman
Nathan Tallman
Executive Director

Executive Director, Academic Preservation Trust