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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


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Call for Papers open for DIPP2016

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and project papers to the Sixth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. The Conference is organised under the UNESCO patronage and aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.16 released and available for download

The latest version of veraPDF is now available for download from the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. It features full support of all PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 requirements (all levels). Together with earlier support of PDF/A-1 validation, it represents the first full support for all PDF/A parts and conformance levels. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the software. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the software. Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #5 – June 2016

What’s new in MediaConch 16.05, PREFORMA’s conformance checker for AV files, latest downloads, upcoming events and much more in the June 2016 edition of MediaConch newsletter. Register to the No Time to Wait! symposium on the standardization & use of FFV1 & Matroska in archives. Download MediaConch from PREFORMA Open Source Portal, try it and send us your feedback. We will use it to improve the software. Continue reading


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PREFORMA @ IPRES 2016

PREFORMA’s proposals for a workshop (“Quality standards for preserving digital cultural heritage”) and a talk (“Status of CELLAR: Update from an IETF Working Group for Matroska and FFV1″) have been both accepted at IPRES 2016, the longest standing digital preservation conference in the world, bringing together key theorists, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in digital preservation. Continue reading