Tag: PREFORMA

ICA 2015 Conference

The 3rd Annual Conference of ICA (“Archives: Evidence, Security and Civil Rights Ensuring trustworthy information”) will be held on 29-29 September in the beautiful city of Reykjavik, Iceland. It will address themes that are essential for archives in modern society, the role and function of archives and their importance for individuals, governments and businesses. Continue reading


MoU signed with Impact Centre of Competence in digitisation

A cooperation agreement has been signed between PREFORMA and the Impact Centre of Competence in digitisation for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the use and quality check of common standards for digitisation and long term preservation of textual content. Continue reading


veraPDF consortium issues first public software release

The first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software has been released. veraPDF is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the long term. Continue reading


Join us in testing and improving the conformance checkers

PREFORMA is looking for memory institutions willing to be involved in testing the open source conformance checkers which are currently under development, by checking the process of the conformity tests with your own files and by considering your requirements for the technical iterations. Join us! Continue reading


PREFORMA presented at Nordiske Arkivdage 2015

Magnus Geber from Riksarkivet visited the Nordic Archival Conference “Nordiske Arkivdage 2015”, where he delivered a presentation of PREFORMA during a small meeting with IT-archivist from the National Archives of the Nordic countries. Continue reading


International conference DiPP 2015

The Fifth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage (DiPP2015) was held at the Regional Museum of History and P.R. Slaveykov Regional Public Library in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, on 28-30 September 2015. As invited speaker, … Continue reading


Initial release of MediaConch now available

Part of the PREFORMA project, MediaConch (Media Conformance Checker) consists of a suite of tools and features to enable comprehensive control, testing, and modification of select archival audiovisual formats, specifically Matroska, lossless FFV1, and LPCM. Continue reading


PREFORMA at the Study Visit of the Leonardo da Vinci Project

On 12th of May 2015, Sònia Oliveras from the Municipal Archive of Girona presented PREFORMA at the Study Visit of the Leonardo da Vinci Project in Girona. This study visit was developed through several workshops about digitalisation, publication in Europeana and digital preservation. Continue reading


PREFORMA Starts Prototyping Phase

The three consortia awarded with contracts for the prototyping phase – veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova and MediaArea – start development on open source file compliance checkers for documents, still images and moving image materials. This phase will last until December 2016. Continue reading


Excellent evaluation for Preforma!

On 26 March 2015 PREFORMA underwent its first review, obtaining an excellent evaluation. The EC reviewers gave the consortium useful recommendations to improve the networking activities and to start planning the testing phase. Continue reading