Tag: open source software

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Open Source Tools for Validation in the Digital Archive Workflow

Merle Friedrichsen attended the “No Time To Wait 2” symposium organised by PREFORMA in November 2017 and gave a presentation on “Open Source Tools in the Digital Archive Workflow” from the perspective of the German National Library of Science and Technology. They both veraPDF (PDF/A), and MediaConch (for Matroska/FFV1 – for film) and the result is that all the requirements that they identified regarding open source software for validation are fulfilled (or are possible to fulfill) by these tools. Continue reading


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Shaping our future memory standards (2/2)

Hosted by the National Library of Estonia, the PREFORMA International Conference “Shaping our future memory standards” brought together 150 people worldwide to discuss the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation of digital cultural content, discover the potential of the open source conformance checkers developed in PREFORMA and look at future challenges and opportunities. Continue reading


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PREFORMA: smart solutions for digital preservation

Digital preservation means taking precautions to ensure long-term access to digital content. It mitigates the risk of files becoming obsolete or unusable in the future. The PREFORMA tools help you validate incoming file formats and codecs against their standard specification, define custom acceptance criteria, and build an efficient ingest workflow. Download and try them from the PREFORMA Open Source Portal! 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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AppHub PlugFest in Berlin

Looking for exploitation and dissemination opportunities for your project in virtual and cloud environments? The AppHub open source marketplace promotes your software, improves its portability and help you grow your community. The main objective of the AppHub Workshops is to assist European open source project to bring their software into the AppHub European Open Source Marketplace. Continue reading


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OSS 2016 International Conference on Open Source Systems

The International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS) is a long-standing international forum for researchers, practitioners from business and industry, enthusiasts, and students to present and discuss the latest trends, experiences, and concerns in the field of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS). The 12th OSS Conference will take place in will take place in the city of Gothenburg, in 30 May – 02 June 2016. Continue reading


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Video recordings of the Open Source Workshop now available

The video clips of all the presentations of the PREFORMA Open Source Workshop are now available on the event website. The workshop, hosted by the National Library of Sweden on April 7, 2016, featured keynote presentations by representatives from the PREFORMA project and the open source community. Continue reading


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Open Source Workshop: presentations now online!

Sweden’s majestic Royal Library Kungliga Biblioteket welcomed more than a hundred heritage professionals for the first public PREFORMA event, the Open Source Preservation Workshop – Serving the Cultural Heritage. All presentations are now available for download on the event website. Continue reading


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PREFORMA @ AppHub SQuAT Fest 2016

Benjamin Yousefi represented the PREFORMA project at the AppHub SQuAT Fest 2016. As main recommendation, PREFORMA should encourage its suppliers to use AppHub as an additional channel to distribute the conformance checkers, and to evaluate and incorporate the code quality and OSS risk management documents and best practices developed by the AppHub community. Continue reading


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PREFORMA visits the three suppliers

Between 20 and 30 January 2016, a team of representatives of the PREFORMA project visited the three consortia that are currently working in the prototyping phase: veraPDF, Easy Innova and MediaArea.net. Aim of the visits is to better know each other, analyse the current status of the three open source projects and start future possible collaborations. Continue reading