Tag: file formats

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Preservation courses at the IS&T conference Archiving 2017

Report of the course about formats for preservation organised by PREFORMA in Riga in the framework of the IS&T (Society for Imaging Science and Technology) conference Archiving 2017. The participants were introduced to an abstract and a generic overview of the meaning of “format” and digital preservation. Within that framework the value and importance of a Conformance Checker and what makes a format appropriate in a specific user case was explored. Continue reading


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PREFORMA International Conference

The PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the International Conference – Shaping our future memory standards, which will be held in Tallinn on 11-12 October 2017. The event is a great opportunity to ask and exchange with international experts, fellow archivists and even Open Source developers about file format questions, issues and challenges we are facing today. Continue reading


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File formats for preservation

Riksarkivet (the Swedish National Archive) has been invited to the IS&T conference Archiving 2017 to hold a course about file formats for preservation on the 15th of May. The course will take the form of a workshop with the purpose to concretise the work done in Riksarkivet’s research and development program ArkivE 2.0 by using the tools developed in the PREFORMA project. 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


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Updates about the National Working Group in Sweden

20 October, 3 November and 4 November 2015: three appointments where you can learn more about PREFORMA in Sweden. Börje Justrell, Magnus Geber and Benjamin Yousefi from Riksarkivet, PREFORMA Project Coordinator, will talk in general about the project, of how to contribute, of the role of PDF/A and of the use of standardised file formats for preservation. Continue reading


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File formats factors, notification and recommendation

Heather Ryan, Assistant Professor in the Library and Information Science Program in the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education, launched a survey designed to collect information on file format evaluation factors, and perceptions of trust and usefulness of a semi-automatic file format warning and recommendation system. Continue reading


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Comparing Formats for Video Digitization

The Audio-Visual Working Group within the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative recently posted a comparison of a few selected digital file formats for consideration when reformatting videotapes. The new report compares MXF and MKV on sustainability. Continue reading


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CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES presented at EUROMED 2014

Mauro Fazio from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development MISE, Civic Epistemologies Project Coordinator, presented the project at the workshop “The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”, organised by Promoter Srl in the framework of the EUROMED 2014 Conference in Limassol, Cyprus. Continue reading


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PREFORMA presented at EUROMED 2014

Peter Pharow, PREFORMA Design Phase Leader, presented the project and the main challenges of the design phase at the workshop “The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”, organised by Promoter Srl in the framework of the EUROMED 2014 Conference in Limassol, Cyprus. Continue reading


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Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence

Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence is the name of the Succeed’s final conference to be held on November 28th, 2014 at Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), in which the final results of the project will be presented. Continue reading