PREFORMA factsheet translated in Dutch

The factsheet presenting the project and the call for tender is now available also in Dutch thanks to the work of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The factsheet has been published both in the NISV project pages and in the DEN Project repository. Continue reading

Open Dialogue: towards a joint user model

A group of memory institutions met in Brussels to agree on the expected behavior and functionality of the tools to be developed in the coming years by the software suppliers that will be selected out of the procurement that will be launched by the project. The outcome of the workshop will be soon available on the PREFORMA website. Continue reading

PREFORMA presented on Archeomatica website

Archeomatica, an Italian multidisciplinary e-magazine about new technologies and Cultural Heritage, presents PREFORMA and the related Call for Tender to its readers in an article entitled “PREFORMA: gli standard del futuro per la conservazione dei dati digitali culturali”. Continue reading

PCP on digital preservation @ EGI CF 2014, Helsinki

Proposal for a workshop organised by PREFORMA in the frame of the EGI Community Forum in Helsinki. Aim of this event is to present to the whole digital preservation community – open source community, developers, standardization bodies and memory institutions – the new opportunities offered by the project and by the forthcoming call for tender. Continue reading

Concertation among EC-funded PCP projects

The meeting, organised by the Innovation Unit of the European Commission, represented a good opportunity to raise awareness of PREFORMA, collect information about good practices and find synergies with other running PCP projects. Continue reading

ICT-PCP Newsletter – January 2014

PREFORMA project features in the January 2014 edition of the Pre‑Commercial Procurement newsletter, which presents an overview of the first Horizon 2020 funding for innovation procurement available at the moment, and upcoming events and latest news from EU funded PCP and PPI projects. Continue reading

SCAPE Consultation: Digital preservation – what to monitor and how?

Anyone willing to preserve digital content will be aware of events that might constitute a relevant risk. SCAPE is looking for digital content owners to participate in an online consultation to help them develop tools that would help you to automatically detect problems with your own content, and events that might put it at risk.” Continue reading

Opportunities for All

The new strategy 2013-2017 for public libraries document – launched on December 19th 2013 by the Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD – will deliver a new public library service to meet the needs of citizens and communities in a rapidly changing economic, social and cultural environment in Ireland by 2017. Continue reading

PREFORMA factsheet released

PREFORMA has just released a first factsheet that can be downloaded from the website and that can used to raise awareness about the project and to disseminate the call for tender in order to attract new possible applicants. Continue reading

Open Dialogue for the preparation of the PREFORMA tender

PREFORMA aims to ensure the establishment of a process of Open Dialogue between the memory institutions and the technology providers who develop the software. The memory institutions will define the functional requirements of the tender based on the outcome of the Open dialogue. Continue reading