PREFORMA International Conference: Shaping our future memory standards

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Following the successful workshops organised in Stockholm, Berlin and Padua, the PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the PREFORMA International Conference – Shaping our future memory standards, which will be held in Tallinn on 11-12 October 2017.

The aim of the event is to highlight the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long-term preservation of digital cultural content, present the open source conformance checkers developed in PREFORMA and look at future challenges and opportunities.

Hosted by the National Library of Estonia, the conference will include: keynote speeches by international experts in digital preservation; live demonstrations of the software; examples and good practices of memory institutions that are integrating the PREFORMA tools in their environments; and panel discussions to reflect on how to sustain and further develop the results of the project.

The event is intended for anyone dealing with digital preservation of images, documents and audiovisual files. This conference is a great opportunity to ask questions of, and exchange ideas with, international experts, fellow archivists and even Open Source developers about file format issues and challenges we are facing today.

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A Call for Posters is currently open: PREFORMA invites researchers, developers, SMEs, projects, and anyone working in the field of digital cultural heritage, digital preservation and file formats standardisation to present their innovative products, services, technologies and R&D interests as a poster in the framework of the PREFORMA International Conference. Posters will be displayed for free throughout all the duration of the Conference in the Exhibition Area and a short presentation by each poster’s author will be included in the programme of the Conference.

Contact: info@preforma-project.eu

Programme (PDF, 66Kb)

More info: http://finalconference.preforma-project.eu/

 

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