Topic: preforma news

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MediaConch Newsletter #3 (January 2016)

Discover the new features included in the latest release of MediaConch, the forthcoming cooperation with Artefactual team to integrate MediaConch into their Archivematica software during the upcoming year, the ongoing work towards the standardization of Matroska and FFV1, and the next appointments. MediaArea is eager to build a community of collaborators and testers to participate in and use the results of the project. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.8 now available

Version 0.8 is the latest release of veraPDF conformance checker for PDF/A. It features a re-designed command line interface (CLI) for validation and feature extraction. All interested users are invited to download and test the software from the PREFORMA Open Source Portal and report possible problems, issues or suggestions to the project’s GitHub issue tracker. Your feedback is important, it will contribute to improving the software. Continue reading


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Cooperation between PREFORMA and BenchmarkDP

A new agreement has been signed between PREFORMA and BenchmarkDP to explore how the methodologies and approaches of BenchmarkDP could be useful in PREFORMA in establishing an objective frame of reference for the evaluation of the conformance checkers, and how the practical challenges in PREFORMA can inform the work in BenchmarkDP. The cooperation kicked-off during a workshop organised by BenchmarkDP in the framework of IPRES 2015. Continue reading


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PREFORMA Open Source Preservation Workshop – Serving the Cultural Heritage

We warmly invite you to the Open Source Preservation Workshop – Serving the Cultural Heritage. The Workshop will offer attendees the opportunity to learn how to use the conformance checkers and to meet the community which has been established around these tools. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know us! Continue reading


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New release of DPF Manager

A new release of DPF Manager is now available for download in the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. DPF Manager is an application and a framework designed to allow end users and developers to gain full control over the technical properties and structure of TIFF images intended for Long Term Preservation. The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity checks of files. Continue reading


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Updates on MediaConch: October release and upcoming events

October’s release of MediaConch (v15.10) features a brand new implementation checker concentrating on Matroska and EBML conformance checks, as well as several illustrative policy sets allowing users to carry out conformance checking on preservation master files, among other workflows. Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer will be presenting on MediaConch at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Conference in Portland, OR, USA (20 Nov). Continue reading


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Complete PDF/A-1b coverage now available in the 0.6 release of veraPDF

The veraPDF consortium is pleased to announce that the latest release of the veraPDF PDF/A validation software and test-suite currently under development is now available in the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, the veraPDF consortium is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). Continue reading


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MoU between PREFORMA and Europeana Space

A new agreement has been signed between PREFORMA (represented by the Project Coordinator Borje Justrell) and Europeana Space (represented by the Technical Coordinator Antonella Fresa). The main objective of this agreement is the integration of the open source tools developed in PREFORMA (that control if a file complies with standard specifications and with other acceptance criteria specified by memory institutions) in the Technical Space of Europeana Space. Continue reading


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Audiovisual archives, the next ten years: turning vision into reality and positive change

Last September, over 200 delegates from around the world attended the 1st international SOIMA conference to jointly define a ten-year vision for audiovisual archives. To celebrate the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the SOIMA community invite the wider audiovisual archive community to provide their feedback on our vision, and how to reach it. Continue reading


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Open consultation on software evaluation in digital preservation

Aim of this consultation, carried out by the BenchmarkDP project, is to get insights into the current state of software evaluations in the digital preservation field: current practices of software evaluations, challenges faced, limitations and advantages they bring to the running businesses, better community-driven evaluation initiatives. Continue reading