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Results of the PREFORMA Experience Workshop

Presentations and photos of the PREFORMA Experience Workshop are now available online. Hosted at the Kulturforum in Berlin, the event featured keynote presentations by international experts in digital preservation, use cases and experiments of conformance checking at memory institutions and live demonstrations of the software developed by the three suppliers working in the project. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.26 released for download

The latest version of veraPDF includes the first beta release of our purpose-built PDF parser and validation model. It can be used alongside the PDFBox parser to compare the results. In addition, veraPDF 0.26 has a new batch processor that produces multi-item reports. veraPDF 1.0 will be released in December marking the end of the PREFORMA prototyping phase. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the software. Continue reading


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DPF Manager Updates

DPFManager is the most advanced TIFF conformance checker for digital preservation that has been created and designed by a strong community of experts who are highly interested in file format validation for digital preservation. DPF Manager allows archivists to know the state of their TIFF images in terms of preservation. It validates the files with the main standards (Baseline 6, TIFF-EP, TIFF-IT), and additionally checks the conformance to the newest TIFF for Archival (TI/A) Recommendations (in process of ISO standardization). Continue reading


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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