Topic: preforma news

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Learn more about the conformance checkers

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September to present the three conformance checkers that are being developed for electronic documents, still images and audiovisual files. The webinars will: introduce the PREFORMA project, update participants on the current status of the conformance checkers, demonstrate the software, outline future plans, and give examples of how the community can contribute, or provide feedback. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.20 released: download and test it!

The latest version of veraPDF is now available on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Keep up to date with the latest developments of veraPDF and support our efforts by downloading and testing the software. If you encounter problems, or wish to suggest improvements, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker. veraPDF will be demonstrating the software at the PREFORMA Experience workshop on 23 November in Berlin. Continue reading


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No Time to Wait: Standardizing FFV1 and MKV for Preservation

Check out the results of the symposium organised In Berlin in conjunction with IETF’s 96th meeting and hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea. The symposium brought together 70+ audiovisual archivists, technologists and format designers with a focus on the standardization of a preservation-grade audiovisual file format combination package. Continue reading


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PERICLES-PREFORMA-MediaConch workshop at Tate

On Saturday 23 July Tate hosted a workshop in London focussing on new tools to support the conservation of digital video, led by Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer. The workshop focussed on the functionalities existing with the latest versions of MediaInfo and MediaTrace accessed via the command line, and demonstrated the additional user friendly functionality being developed through MediaConch in developing policies for the technical evaluation of files. Continue reading


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PREFORMA Experience Workshop

Following the successful Open Source Workshop, organised in Stockholm in April this year, the PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the Experience Workshop – Improving long-term digital preservation, which will be held in Berlin on November 23, 2016. Continue reading


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2016 Digital Preservation Awards launched

The Digital Preservation Coalition finds and celebrates the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors with the launch of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards. The result of the design phase of the PREFORMA project has been nominated for the Award for Research and Innovation, which culminates in a glittering awards ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London on 30 November 2016. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.18 released: try it!

The latest version of veraPDF open source, industry-approved PDF/A validator is now available to download in the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. It is accompanied by a beta version of our new documentation site which provides installation and user guides to help you get started with the veraPDF conformance checker. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the software. Your feedback is very important, it helps to improve the software. Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #6 – July 2016

What’s new in MediaConch 16.06, now available for download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal, and latest updates on the pre-IETF Berlin Symposium: No Time to Wait! A free workshop for audiovisual archivists, developers, and open standards working groups from July 18th – 20th hosted by the Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea.net. Register to the workshop and learn more about MediaConch and PREFORMA! Continue reading


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Pre Commercial Procurement for the long-term Preservation of Digital Cultural Heritage

Results of the webinar organised by the Open Preservation Foundation to present the possibilities offered by the Pre-Commercial Procurement, a competition-like method designed to steer the development of innovative solutions towards concrete public sector needs, and by PREFORMA, a PCP project co-funded by the European Commission to work on the long-term preservation of digital data Continue reading


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Open Preservation Foundation publishes Annual Report

The 2014-2016 Annual Report has been published by Open Preservation Foundation, looking back on the activities and achievements undertaken by the Foundation over the past two years. veraPDF, one of the three open source projects funded in the framework in PREFORMA, is considered a crucial technical success by providing the definitive implementation of a PDF/A validation tool, which was released in version 0.14 earlier this year. Continue reading