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CITIZEN SCIENCE ENCOUNTER IN MEDIALAB-PRADO

Citizen Science is a part of scientific research that involves and encourages citizen participation in scientific projects, where technological tools and digital devices provide multiple possibilities for participation. The programme of the two-days event (25-26 November 2016) is rich of … Continue reading


The Roadmap for Citizen Science @ Festival della Scienza – Genoa, 3 November 2016

As part of the “Festival della Scienza”, a very important and wide event taking place from October 27 to November 6 at Genoa (Italy), CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project has been selected to discuss about the Citizens engagement and the results of its … Continue reading


Acting on change: new approaches and future practices in digital preservation

The conference, organised by PERICLES project in association with the DPC Awards 2016, is aimed at those working to develop digital preservation policy, strategy and procedures; establish digital preservation infrastructures and workflows; systems developers, providers and procurers; and those interested in seeing the systems and tools developed that reflect their needs and environment. Continue reading


DPFManager 3.0 released

A new version of the DPF Manager, version 3.0, is now available to download in the PREFORMA Open Source Portal, including a relevant set of improvements and changes. DPF Manager is the most advanced TIFF conformance checker for digital preservation. The initiative is promoted by Easy Innova, the Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Basel and the Agents Research Lab of the University of Girona. Continue reading


Archivematica Mediaconch integration webinar

Have a look at the video recording of the webinar given by MediaArea and Artefactual to promote the recent integration of MediaConch into Archivematica software. During the webinar, Dave Rice and Natalie Cadranel gave a demonstration of MediaConch, followed by a demo by Sarah Romkey of the implementation in Archivematica so far. Continue reading


E-ARK project webinars

During November 2016, Open Preservation Foundation is running two webinars with E-ARK to introduce their key outcomes. E-ARK is a multinational big data research project that aims to improve the methods and technologies of digital archiving, in order to achieve consistency on a Europe-wide scale. The topics will cover the interoperability specifications developed by the project and the tools which implement these specifications. Continue reading


Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video

During late July 2016, Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer delivered two workshops at Tate Britain in London on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video. Have a look at the blog post published by Ana Ribeiro on PERICLES Blog which reports on the result of these workshops. Continue reading


STORM: a new challenge to mitigate the impact of harsh climate events upon cultural heritage

European Union heritage assets are extremely exposed to climate change and natural hazards, which threaten their integrity and may compromise their value. STORM is a new project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme, which undertakes the challenge of researching new ways to improve the resilience of cultural heritage against the effects of harsh climate events, thus mitigating their impact. Continue reading


iPRES PREFORMA Workshop

Here is the report of the workshop that the PREFORMA team organised at iPRES 2016 to dive into the larger narrative of the project, show the three different tools in development, detail the main standardisation strands and get a conversation started between potential users of the tools with the people who are hard at work making them happen. Continue reading


veraPDF 0.24 released

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Version 0.24 includes a prototype of batch validation in both the CLI and GUI and other new enhancements (conformance checker, application enhancements and code quality). veraPDF team will demonstrate the software at the PREFORMA Experience workshop in Berlin on 23 November 2016, don’t miss this opportunity to meet them! Continue reading