This site has been archived as part of King's Digital Lab (KDL) archiving and sustainability process, following background analysis and consultation with research leads wherever possible.

Project content and data has been stored as a fully backed-up Virtual Machine and can be made available on request (depending on access controls agreed with the Principal Investigator) for a period of at least 2 years from the decommissioning date indicated below.

If you have an interest in this project and would like to support a future phase please contact us by filling in this form.

At its inception, KDL inherited just under 100 digital research projects and websites. Aware of the intellectual and cultural value of many of these projects, with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, KDL took on its responsibility to the community to steward them in a responsible manner. When the options of setting up a Service Level Agreement for further hosting and maintenance with KDL and/or undertaking migration to IT Services at King’s or other institutions were deemed infeasible or inappropriate, the archiving process was initiated.

We would like to thank research leads, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, and partner institutions, for their support in this process.

For further information on KDL archiving and sustainability process see:

Project name

Forensic Investigation of Digital Objects

Project principal investigator(s)

Gareth Knight

Decommission Date

November 2018

Archive URL(s)

Additional links

UK Web Archive
Internet Archive


Forensic Investigation of Digital Objects (FIDO) aimed to investigate the application of digital forensics within the working practices of a UK HE archive. The project would demonstrate the value of adopting tools and techniques developed for the emerging digital forensics field, while building upon the long-standing archival theory, archival and digital curation approaches. To enable the college to provide end-to-end preservation of digital information of value, the Centre for e-Research (CeRch) and Archives & Information Management (AIM) service collaborated to trial and embed digital forensic principles, tools and techniques into the working practices of the AIM service.

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