Description Service

Description Service

identify, validate and extract

Description Service performs format identification, validation and characterization on a given file. The result is expressed in PREMIS schema containing a PREMIS object for the identification and characterization result, a PREMIS event describing the validation status with applicable anomaly, and a PREMIS agent identifying the software agent that generates PREMIS output, in this case, the description service.



Submit :   file     uri


Submit a file to the description service. The result of format description may be saved locally using the browser "Save Page As" function.




Alternatively, users can use HTTP clients such as curl to submit local files directly to the description service via HTTP protocol. For example, to use curl to upload a local file named 00001.pdf to the description service and save the result to premis.xml,


curl -F "file=@00001.pdf" http://description.fcla.edu/describe > premis.xml


The file upload is limit to 50MB.



Alternatively, users can use HTTP clients such as curl to submit URI address directly to the description service via HTTP protocol. For example, to use curl to submit the resource located at http://www.fcla.edu/daitss-test/files/00004.txt to the description service and save the result to premis.xml,


curl http://description.fcla.edu/describe?location=http://www.fcla.edu/daitss-test/files/00004.txt > premis.xml