Early market engagement
|DROID is an open-source tool created, managed and developed by The National Archives. A well-established and highly engaged external community contribute to its development. TNA value and respect this community, their buy in and continued support is essential. DROID was first released in 2005 and has been continuously developed since to improve performance and add functionality. The latest release was May 2020.
Who the specialist will work with
|The specialist will be the only developer actively working on DROID. The wider team is a Product manager, Technical Architect, Lead and Senior Developers (available for discussion of technical options, code review, acceptance). The specialist will have access to users: Digital Archivists (users of the current tool, available to contribute to testing and acceptance). Developers (internal and external) wishing to use DROID as part of a cloud-based workflow.
What the specialist will work on
|DROID (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/manage-information/policy-process/digital-continuity/file-profiling-tool-droid/) is an open source tool (github.com/digital-preservation/droid) created and managed by The National Archives and used by institutions around the world. The supplier will explore technical options, design, document, implement and test a series of incremental improvements to DROID, in line with TNA’s priorities and will transfer knowledge to The National Archives’ staff. The prioritised roadmap includes: enabling integration of DROID into cloud-based workflows and service infrastructures; unifying the underlying code base for CLI and GUI, improving performance; reducing installation issues and enabling integration with other TNA systems.