Tag: PREFORMA

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Results of the EC concertation meeting for PCP projects

The third concertation meeting for on-going PCP projects in DG Connect, organised by the European Commission in Brussels on 10 March 2015, gave the opportunity to the attendees to network and share experiences on common issues that they face while implementing PCPs. PREFORMA participated in the workshop dedicated to the FP7 ongoing projects. Continue reading


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veraPDF version 0.10 released

The latest version of veraPDF is now available for download in the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. veraPDF is building the definitive, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). This version contains several feature enhancements (conformance checker, command line, and test corpus) as well as some bug fixes. This marks the end of the PREFORMA project’s first re-design phase. 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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Software benchmarking in digital preservation

This webinar will widen the conversation to include those who were unable to attend IPRES, provide a summary of key concepts, but most importantly, provide an opportunity to join efforts with BenchmarkDP, OPF and the PREFORMA Project to establish an initial set of high-interest scenarios for benchmarking and identify opportunities for the community for future collaboration. 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


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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