The IS&T (Society for Imaging Science and Technology) arranges its conference, Archiving 2017, in Riga (Latvia) 15-18 May. Riksarkivet (the Swedish National Archive) has been invited to the conference to hold a course about file formats for preservation on the 15th of May.
The course will take the form of a workshop with the purpose to concretise the work done in Riksarkivet’s research and development program ArkivE 2.0 — fundamental principles for selection of format — by using the tools developed in the PREFORMA project.
The questions the workshop aims to answer are:
- What is meant with “format”?
- What makes a format suitable for long time preservation?
- What makes a format suitable for long time preservation appropriate in a specific case?
- What is the importance of a Conformance Checker?
The workshop is followed up with two additional specialized courses; first on PDF/A (Challenges and Validation Tools), and after that, on TIFF (Archival Recommendations). These two courses are lead by the developers behind veraPDF and DPFManager respectively.
About Archiving 2017