Topic: software and tools

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Visit the Pop-Up Museum at Sound and Vision! From 12 until 19 January 2017

The Pop-Up Museum at Sound and Vision is a special installation with three wide-screen monitors in an interactive setting. You can interact and control the exhibition with your smartphone. The interactive software has been developed by Noterik BV in cooperation … Continue reading


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Registration open for the workshop in Padua

After the two successful events organised last year in Stockholm and in Berlin, the PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the PREFORMA Innovation Workshop which will be held in Padua on 7 March 2017. Register now not to miss this opportunity to meet our developers, share your experiences and learn more about the tools! Continue reading


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veraPDF 1.0 released

The veraPDF consortium announced the release of veraPDF 1.0, an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is available under a MPLv2+/GLPv3+ license. The software is available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Please help us improve the software by downloading and testing it. Continue reading


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15th KUI Conference “Culture and Computer Science” / Call for papers open until 16th January

The 15th edition of the ”Culture and Computer Science“ conference series focuses on best practice examples, challenges and future trends of mixed reality as a strategy to bring the world of data and information and the world of objects and … Continue reading


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E-Space MuPop-Interactive Dance Exhibition & Performance

by Rosemary Cisneros, Coventry University. On the occasion of the C-DARE Un-Symposium event on 8th December 2016 in Coventry (UK), the Europeana Space Dance Pilot was happy to share the new multiscreen audience engaging tool ”Qandr”, in combination with the use … Continue reading


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DPFManager version 3.1 available to download

DPF Manager has been updated to version Version 3.1. This new version includes new features, improvements and bugfixes. One important change on this release is that we have created two new independent projects for the implementation checker and the policy checker with the aim of improving the project modularity. Donwload the tool on the Open Source Portal ant try it! Don’t forget to send us your feedback to help improving the software! Continue reading


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Memory Institutions in Control: Help Shape Future Standards!

The PREFORMA project works on one of the main challenges memory institutions are facing nowadays: the long-term preservation of digital data. This issue is also important for LIBER’s community. They’re therefore collaborating with PREFORMA to encourage memory institutions to answer a PREFORMA survey on this topic. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated, and will help to shape future memory standards. Continue reading


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veraPDF 0.28 released

The latest version of veraPDF, the industry-supported open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of PDF/A, is now available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. This is the final version before version 1.0, which is expected to be released on January 9th 2017 making it an effective release candidate. New features include the schematron based policy checker and a fully functional greenfield implementation. Please help us improve the software by downloading and testing it. Continue reading


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Europeana Space tests educational demonstrator during seminar “The Ghent Altarpiece in 100 Billion Pixels”

by Frederik Temmermans, imec On the 29th of November, Europeana Space organised a seminar entitled “The Ghent Altarpiece in 100 Billion Pixels” at the imec offices in Brussels. During the seminar, the Europeana Space educational demonstrator “Photographic investigation of artworks” … Continue reading


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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