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Export date: Mon Jan 20 2:48:02 2020 / +0000 GMT

PREFORMA Experience Workshop

Following the successful Open Source Workshop, organised in Stockholm in April this year, the PREFORMA project invites the digital preservation community to attend the Experience Workshop – Improving long-term digital preservation, which will be held in Berlin on November 23, 2016.


The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate the conformance checkers for file-formats developed in the project, involve memory institutions outside the PREFORMA consortium in testing, using and further developing the software, and share the experience gained by PREFORMA memory institutions working with developers under R&D service agreements.

Hosted at the Kulturforum in Berlin, the event will feature keynote presentations by representatives from the European Commission on the opportunities offered by the Pre-Commercial Procurement instrument, talks by international experts in digital preservation on the importance of checking the conformance of the digital files against the standard specifications, live demonstrations of the software developed by the three suppliers (the veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova, MediaArea) and an informal networking event where the attendees can share experiences, meet the PREFORMA developers and learn about the tools.

This event is aimed at anyone interested in digital preservation and cultural heritage: memory institutions or other cultural heritage organisations involved in (or planning) digital preservation initiatives; developers who want to contribute code to the PREFORMA tools; standardisation bodies maintaining the technical specifications of preservation file formats; any other person interested in cooperating with us in defining open digital preservation standards.

The workshop will be co-located with Europeana Space final conference, the third edition of the Networking Session for EC projects in the cultural heritage field and the meeting of the German Working Group on PCP and PPI (Pre-Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovative solutions).



The event is free of charge.





The event will be held in English.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Claudio Prandoni,