Topic: EU projects

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veraPDF policy checking

The veraPDF software is capable of more than just PDF/A validation. It also provides a policy checker capable of carrying out custom PDF document checks beyond the scope of PDF/A validation. In this webinar we’ll be giving a demonstration of the policy checker, providing a brief, non-technical overview of the supporting technologies, helping you to get started, and showing how to report issues and get help. Continue reading


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Results of the PREFORMA Innovation Workshop

Hosted at the Botanical Garden in Padua, the PREFORMA Innovation Workshop brought together more than 100 attendees interested in digital preservation and cultural heritage to present the open source conformance checkers developed in the project and discuss about the business models that can be built around them. The presentations delivered at the workshop are now available to download on the PREFORMA website. Continue reading


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veraPDF 1.2 released

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. This release is the first of the PREFORMA testing phase and it is focused on bug fixing and improvements of the test infrastructure, conformance checker and policy checker and on the improvement of the user documentation. Testing and user feedback is key to improving the software. Please download and test the latest release. If you encounter problems, or wish to suggest improvements, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker. Continue reading


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EAGLE Mediawiki awarded as Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools

EAGLE Mediawiki has been awarded as Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools at the Digital Humanities Awards 2016, an international prize yearly bestowed to Resources in Digital Humanities. EAGLE Mediawiki is designed to give a tool to anyone interested in making available the surviving inscriptions of the Greco-Roman world and contributing translations of inscriptions in several European languages, either by providing groups of translations or providing new ones. Continue reading


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Cultural and Creative Industries in Europe: Maximising the Contribution of Culture towards Social and Economic Development

Culture represents an extensive economic asset and a valuable source of creativity and innovation. According to the European Parliament’s report on EU policy for cultural and creative industries (June 2016), Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) have become high-capacity engines for … Continue reading


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#AllezLiterature; the new #AllezCulture campaign by Europeana

With the end of the art-based Europeana 280 campaign, Europeana is opening a new chapter with the launch of #AllezLiterature. Organised around three main phases, this new thematic campaign will focus on libraries and archives and run on social media … Continue reading


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Dance Gateway is now online!

The Dance Pilot of E-Space had the aim to create tools for enabling the use of digital cultural content about dance for education and learning. DanceSpaces focuses on the needs of the general public, dance enthusiasts and pre-professionals, dance audiences/viewers and … Continue reading


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Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums 2017 Summit – Challenge deadline 7 April

The Fourth International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums (LODLAM) summit will be held in Venice, Italy, at the Fondazione Cini June 28-29 , 2017. LODLAM stands for Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums. Linked data is a … Continue reading


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Pop-Up exhibitions at KU Leuven university

By Clarissa Colangelo, KU Leuven. As the new semester begins here at KU Leuven, we have kicked it off with a small surprise for the students: from the 13th until the 15th of February, two Pop-Up Museum photographic exhibitions have been on display in Agora, … Continue reading


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PREFORMA Starts Testing Phase

The third phase of the public PCP launched by PREFORMA started on 16 February 2017, with the virtual kick-off meeting of the testing phase. After an analysis of the results achieved and of the software released by the three suppliers that completed the prototyping phase in January 2017, the PREFORMA Evaluation Committee decided to award all the three consortia with a new contract. This phase will last until end of July 2017. Continue reading