Topic: preforma news

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DPFManager 3.0 released

A new version of the DPF Manager, version 3.0, is now available to download in the PREFORMA Open Source Portal, including a relevant set of improvements and changes. DPF Manager is the most advanced TIFF conformance checker for digital preservation. The initiative is promoted by Easy Innova, the Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Basel and the Agents Research Lab of the University of Girona. Continue reading


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Archivematica Mediaconch integration webinar

Have a look at the video recording of the webinar given by MediaArea and Artefactual to promote the recent integration of MediaConch into Archivematica software. During the webinar, Dave Rice and Natalie Cadranel gave a demonstration of MediaConch, followed by a demo by Sarah Romkey of the implementation in Archivematica so far. Continue reading


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E-ARK project webinars

During November 2016, Open Preservation Foundation is running two webinars with E-ARK to introduce their key outcomes. E-ARK is a multinational big data research project that aims to improve the methods and technologies of digital archiving, in order to achieve consistency on a Europe-wide scale. The topics will cover the interoperability specifications developed by the project and the tools which implement these specifications. Continue reading


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Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video

During late July 2016, Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer delivered two workshops at Tate Britain in London on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video. Have a look at the blog post published by Ana Ribeiro on PERICLES Blog which reports on the result of these workshops. Continue reading


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iPRES PREFORMA Workshop

Here is the report of the workshop that the PREFORMA team organised at iPRES 2016 to dive into the larger narrative of the project, show the three different tools in development, detail the main standardisation strands and get a conversation started between potential users of the tools with the people who are hard at work making them happen. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.24 released

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Version 0.24 includes a prototype of batch validation in both the CLI and GUI and other new enhancements (conformance checker, application enhancements and code quality). veraPDF team will demonstrate the software at the PREFORMA Experience workshop in Berlin on 23 November 2016, don’t miss this opportunity to meet them! Continue reading


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Presentations and videos of the webinars available online

The presentation and video recordings of the webinars organised by the PREFORMA project throughout September are now available online. The webinars introduced the PREFORMA project, updated participants on the current status of the conformance checkers, demonstrated the software, outlined future plans, and gave examples of how the community can contribute, or provide feedback. Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #8 – Oct. 2016

What’s new in MediaConch 16.09, the latest release of the conformance checker for audiovisual files now available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal, the next appointments where you can meet MediaArea.net team (among which IPRES 2016 and the PREFORMA Experience Workshop in Berlin) and much more on this October release of the MediaConch newsletter. Continue reading


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DPF Manager – NEW Release 2.6

DPF Manager version 2.6 is now available to download in the Open Source Portal. The new release contains new features which have been proposed by users in the issue tracker, so don’t hesitate to contact us for any improvement or suggestion. We will consider them all and probably incorporate them in next releases. You can also meet us in person at IPRES 2016 and at the PREFORMA Experience Workshop in Berlin. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.22 released

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download on PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the software, your feedback is very important, it helps to improve the software. The veraPDF consortium is building an open source, industry-supported PDF/A validator. To learn more check out veraPDF’s list of upcoming events: a webinar on 22 September and two workshops on 5 October and 23 November 2016. Continue reading