Topic: museum & library information systems

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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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Valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale: il design dei sistemi al suo servizio

Public round table which will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 at 10:00 am, hosted by the Municipality of Orvieto (Sala Consiliare), to present the I level academic master in Digital Cultural Heritage Design System, which aims to provide participants with technical, operational and managerial knowledge for the management of istitutions, heritage and events in the filed of arts and culture, both material and immaterial. 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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Communicating the Museum – CTM17 Paris

Communicating the Museum (CTM) was launched in Paris in 2000 and since then over 5’000 professionals from the cultural sector have attended this conference. During 4 days of the 2017 edition, the participants of the conference will analyse trends, share best practices … Continue reading


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Smartwatches in Museums

The innovative project personal.curator, in collaboration with FluxGuide and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, researches impact and possibilities of wearables in museums. Now, the first real world test has been carried out! At the exhibition handWERK. Tradiertes Können in der … Continue reading


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The Museum of the Future – SPROUT workshop / applications open until 15 April

Leading brands in the global market are those which constantly innovate their products and services, their communication and marketing strategies. This is true for cultural brands as well. To ensure their success, they need to anticipate the future changes 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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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


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WikiCite17 – applications open

WikiCite 2017 is a 3-day conference, summit and hack day to be hosted in Vienna, Austria, on May 23-25, 2017. It expands on efforts started last year at WikiCite 2016 to design a central bibliographic repository, as well as tools … Continue reading