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eafip Workshop for public procurers in the Energy sector

The eafip Workshop for public procurers in the Energy sector will be held in the Europahuset in Stockholm, Sweden on the 23rd November 2016. The aim of the event will be to highlight the benefits of innovation procurement of ICT solutions through the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) approaches across Europe, with a particular focus on the framework of exploration, extraction, production, transport and distribution of energy. Continue reading


Founded IDEA – The International Digital Epigraphy Association

On 9 May 2016 a group of core partners of the EAGLE project founded IDEA – The International Digital Epigraphy Association in order to maintain, perpetuate and improve upon this ground breaking project. The goal of the association is the promotion of the use of advanced methodologies in the research, study, enhancement, and publication of “written monuments”. IDEA first General Assembly will take place in Pisa on 28 September 2016 together with a half day public event to present the Association to the wider audience. Continue reading


EAGLE e IDEA: il futuro dell’epigrafia digitale

EAGLE e IDEA: il futuro dell’epigrafia digitale Museo della Grafica, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Lungarno Galilei 9, Pisa, 28 Settembre 2016 Evento organizzato dall’Associazione IDEA (International Digital Epigraphy Association)   PROGRAMMA 11:00 – 13:30 Assemblea Generale (riservata ai soci dell’Associazione) 15:30 – … Continue reading


ESTS 2016 / DiXiT 3: Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice, Methods

This thirteenth annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), is organized in conjunction with the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training Network (DiXiT) and hosted by the Centre for Manuscript Genetics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. 5-7 … Continue reading


MediaConch Newsletter #7 – Sept. 2016

What’s new in MediaConch 16.08, the results of the pre-IETF Berlin Symposium: “No Time to Wait!: Standardizing FFV1 & Matroska for Preservation”, and much more in this September edition of MediaConch newsletter. Sign up for the upcoming webinar on September 15th and meet MediaArea folks and PREFORMA at large during a workshop organised at iPRES in Bern, Switzerland on October 5th. Continue reading


W3C Data on the Web – Best Practices

The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published its primary document which is now a Candidate Recommendation. The document provides Best Practices related to the publication and usage of data on the Web designed to help support a self-sustaining ecosystem. As a further aid, the Working Group has also published stable versions of its Data Quality and Dataset Usage vocabularies. Continue reading


Learn more about the conformance checkers

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September to present the three conformance checkers that are being developed for electronic documents, still images and audiovisual files. The webinars will: introduce the PREFORMA project, update participants on the current status of the conformance checkers, demonstrate the software, outline future plans, and give examples of how the community can contribute, or provide feedback. Continue reading


veraPDF 0.20 released: download and test it!

The latest version of veraPDF is now available on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Keep up to date with the latest developments of veraPDF and support our efforts by downloading and testing the software. If you encounter problems, or wish to suggest improvements, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker. veraPDF will be demonstrating the software at the PREFORMA Experience workshop on 23 November in Berlin. Continue reading


No Time to Wait: Standardizing FFV1 and MKV for Preservation

Check out the results of the symposium organised In Berlin in conjunction with IETF’s 96th meeting and hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea. The symposium brought together 70+ audiovisual archivists, technologists and format designers with a focus on the standardization of a preservation-grade audiovisual file format combination package. Continue reading


PERICLES-PREFORMA-MediaConch workshop at Tate

On Saturday 23 July Tate hosted a workshop in London focussing on new tools to support the conservation of digital video, led by Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer. The workshop focussed on the functionalities existing with the latest versions of MediaInfo and MediaTrace accessed via the command line, and demonstrated the additional user friendly functionality being developed through MediaConch in developing policies for the technical evaluation of files. Continue reading