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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


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


CO:OPyright: Challenges and Practices of Copyright and Licensing of Digital Cultural Heritage

Challenges and Practices of Copyright and Licensing of Digital Cultural Heritage are the main topics of this event organised by the Co:OP project, funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union aims to strengthen and promote the co-operation between institutions preserving our common cultural heritage and the general public. Continue reading


ICT Research and Innovation for Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage: Horizon 2020 Information and Networking Day

This event, organised by the European Commission on 17 November, addressed potential applicants for the first Calls under Horizon 2020 in the fields of ICT research & innovation supporting the Cultural and Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage. The plenary session … Continue reading


DiXiT workshop: The educational and social impact of Digital Scholarly Edition – Call for Proposals

Digilab and DiXiT network (http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/) organize a one day workshop on the educational application and social impact of digital scholarly editions. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in conjunction with the AIUCD 2017 Conference and the 3rd EADH Day (aiucd2017.aiucd.it) at … Continue reading


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


veraPDF 0.26 released for download

The latest version of veraPDF includes the first beta release of our purpose-built PDF parser and validation model. It can be used alongside the PDFBox parser to compare the results. In addition, veraPDF 0.26 has a new batch processor that produces multi-item reports. veraPDF 1.0 will be released in December marking the end of the PREFORMA prototyping phase. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the software. Continue reading


DPF Manager Updates

DPFManager is the most advanced TIFF conformance checker for digital preservation that has been created and designed by a strong community of experts who are highly interested in file format validation for digital preservation. DPF Manager allows archivists to know the state of their TIFF images in terms of preservation. It validates the files with the main standards (Baseline 6, TIFF-EP, TIFF-IT), and additionally checks the conformance to the newest TIFF for Archival (TI/A) Recommendations (in process of ISO standardization). Continue reading


OPEN CALL – RESIDENCY @ BRAIN&EMOTION LAB (NL)

Gluon is an organisation that realizes projects on the crossing borders of visual art, research and industry. For the realisation of its programme Gluon is supported by an extensive network of national and international research institutes, museums, public authorities, businesses and artists. Five … Continue reading