Topic: digital preservation

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Registration open for the workshop in Padua

After the two successful events organised last year in Stockholm and in Berlin, the PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the PREFORMA Innovation Workshop which will be held in Padua on 7 March 2017. Register now not to miss this opportunity to meet our developers, share your experiences and learn more about the tools! Continue reading


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veraPDF 1.0 released

The veraPDF consortium announced the release of veraPDF 1.0, an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is available under a MPLv2+/GLPv3+ license. The software is available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Please help us improve the software by downloading and testing it. Continue reading


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DPFManager version 3.1 available to download

DPF Manager has been updated to version Version 3.1. This new version includes new features, improvements and bugfixes. One important change on this release is that we have created two new independent projects for the implementation checker and the policy checker with the aim of improving the project modularity. Donwload the tool on the Open Source Portal ant try it! Don’t forget to send us your feedback to help improving the software! Continue reading


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Uncovering Ethnomusicology on Europeana Music Collections

blog by Europeana Sounds appeared on Europeana on 19 December 2016.  The Music Collections of this month is focused on anthropology and its links with sounds and music studies, in France and in the world. Ethnomusicologists seek to understand what is music and … Continue reading


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Memory Institutions in Control: Help Shape Future Standards!

The PREFORMA project works on one of the main challenges memory institutions are facing nowadays: the long-term preservation of digital data. This issue is also important for LIBER’s community. They’re therefore collaborating with PREFORMA to encourage memory institutions to answer a PREFORMA survey on this topic. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated, and will help to shape future memory standards. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.28 released

The latest version of veraPDF, the industry-supported open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of PDF/A, is now available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. This is the final version before version 1.0, which is expected to be released on January 9th 2017 making it an effective release candidate. New features include the schematron based policy checker and a fully functional greenfield implementation. Please help us improve the software by downloading and testing it. Continue reading


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CO:OPyright: Challenges and Practices of Copyright and Licensing of Digital Cultural Heritage

Challenges and Practices of Copyright and Licensing of Digital Cultural Heritage are the main topics of this event organised by the Co:OP project, funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union aims to strengthen and promote the co-operation between institutions preserving our common cultural heritage and the general public. Continue reading


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DiCultHer presents the new activities in the field of education and cultural heritage

On 30 January 2017, h. 10-14, in Rome at Associazione Civita, Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts & Humanities School (DiCultHer) education network will present the new activities focused on engagement of youth with cultural heritage. In particular: a) the results of the public … Continue reading


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ICT Research and Innovation for Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage: Horizon 2020 Information and Networking Day

This event, organised by the European Commission on 17 November, addressed potential applicants for the first Calls under Horizon 2020 in the fields of ICT research & innovation supporting the Cultural and Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage. The plenary session … Continue reading


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Image and Research Conference 2016 report

In the third week of November (from 16th to 18th) it was held a new edition of the Image and Research Conference, organized by the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of the Girona City Council with the collaboration of the Association of Archivists of Catalonia. Around 200 people attended representing fifteen different countries and the PREFORMA project was presented by Magnus Geber, Antonella Fresa, Sònia Oliveras i Artau, Peter Pharow and Miquel Montaner. Continue reading