Topic: preforma news

Second EC concertation meeting for ongoing PCP projects

Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator of PREFORMA, attended the second concertation meeting for on-going PCP projects in DG Connect, organised by the European Commission in Brussels on the 5th of March 2015. Presentations and minutes of the meeting are now available for download. Continue reading

MoU between PREFORMA and Europeana Creative

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects to enable and promote greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by creative industries, starting from the open source tools developed in the framework of PREFORMA PCP and of Europeana Creative. Continue reading

Joint cooperation between PREFORMA and APARSEN

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two EU funded projects to look for new possibilities and funding to exploit the results of the two projects in joint initiatives, at European and national level, around the theme of digital preservation. Continue reading

PREFORMA presented at the Belgian Federal Scientific Institutions

Erik Buelinckx from the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage presented the project at the monthly meeting of the follow-up committee of the Belgian Federal Policy digitisation program. Continue reading

Kick-off of the Swedish Working Group

15 archivists met on 15th of December 2015 at the City Archives of Uppsala for the first preparatory meeting of the PREFORMA Working Group in Sweden. They participated actively, reporting issues in producing correct PDF/A files & offering test files. Continue reading

Comparing Formats for Video Digitization

The Audio-Visual Working Group within the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative recently posted a comparison of a few selected digital file formats for consideration when reformatting videotapes. The new report compares MXF and MKV on sustainability. Continue reading

PREFORMA presented to SMEs and creative industries in Greece

Thanks to the Greek Film Centre, the first results of the PREFORMA project are being widely disseminated in Greece, highlighting in particular the opportunities offered by the project to the SMEs and to the cultural and creative industries. Continue reading

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PREFORMA at the RICHES International Conference

PREFORMA poster and roll-up banner ware displayed in the poster session of the first international conference of RICHES project and booklets were distributed to the over 100 attendees. Continue reading

New MoU signed between PREFORMA and NCDD

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects for the promotion and presentation of the respective results aimed to foster access, preservation and usability in the long term of digital cultural and scientific information to support research, culture and society. Continue reading

PREFORMA presented at EUROMED 2014

Peter Pharow, PREFORMA Design Phase Leader, presented the project and the main challenges of the design phase at the workshop “The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”, organised by Promoter Srl in the framework of the EUROMED 2014 Conference in Limassol, Cyprus. Continue reading