Tag: PREFORMA

PREFORMA website and blog launched!

The website contains all information relevant to the project, including objectives, partners, contact persons, activities, outcomes, events, publications, as well as information on the tender and how to join the network. The project has simultaneously released the tagline that will represent the project together with the logo: Future Memory Standards. Continue reading


PREFORMA Kick-Off Meeting

The University of Padova hosts the kick-off meeting of a new Pre-Commercial Procurement project co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme to address the challenge of implementing good quality standardised file formats for preserving data content in the long term. The main objective of PREFORMA is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be ingested into archives. Continue reading


Info and Networking day on the new PCP and PPI funding opportunities in H2020

Since Horizon 2020 foresees €140M of funding opportunities for new PCP and PPI projects that could offer a potential follow-up for new ideas emerging from the current PCP projects, the info day could be of concrete interest to all the project partners in the ongoing PCP projects. Continue reading


OpenForum Academy Event

The University of Skovde will present PREFORMA during an event organised by OpenForum Academy network to raise an awareness of the project amongst participants and to highlight and discuss the opportunities for small and large companies to become involved in the tender. Continue reading


PREFORMA @ FOSDEM Conference 2014

Representatives from the project will participate at FOSDEM 2014 in Brussels, a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software, in order to promote opportunities for open source development in the context of the PREFORMA project. Continue reading


PREFORMA invited to the EC Concertation Meeting on PCP

PREFORMA has been invited to a concertation meeting for ongoing PCP projects organised by the Innovation Unit of the European Commission. Three project representatives will attend the meeting to collect information about good practices and to bring up problems or questions. Continue reading


PREFORMA Requirements Workshop

On March 5th, 2014 PREFORMA will organise a workshop in Brussels targeted to memory institutions 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. Continue reading


PREFORMA Call for Tender, Information Day

On April 4th 2014 PREFORMA project will organise an Information Day to present the call for tender that will be launched as part of the Pre-Commercial Procurement. Participation is open to everybody who is interested to participate to the call and to become a PREFORMA supplier but will be subject to registration. Continue reading


PREFORMA @ the Berlin Open Data Culture Hackathon

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and its Service Office for Digitalisation organises the “Open Data Culture Hackathon” event in association with Wikimedia Germany and the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. The events represents a good opportunity to attract the participating developers to participate to the forthcoming PREFORMA Call for Tenders. Continue reading


PREFORMA @ CIDOC 2014 Conference

The 2014 edition of the conference has the title “Access and Understanding – Networking in the Digital Era” and among the themes a special session is dedicated to Long Term Preservation of Digital Data. The PREFORMA project will be presented by Dr. Stefan Rohde-Enslin from SPK. Continue reading