This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 619568
PREFORMA, PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives, is a new Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project started on January 1st, 2014, and co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme.
Aim of the project is to address the challenge of implementing good quality standardised file formats for preserving data content in the long term. The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be ingested into archives.
NEWS FROM THE BLOG
The Digital Preservation Coalition's quest to find and celebrate the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with the launch of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards. The prestigious celebration will culminate in a glittering awards ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London on Wednesday 30th November 2016.
We are pleased to announce the latest release of veraPDF, the definitive, open source PDF/A validator. Version 0.14 features Transparency and Unicode character map validation in PDF/A-2 levels B and U. This is the first release of the final design phase which began on 19 April following the PREFORMA Project EC review at the Open Source Workshop. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the software.
The video clips of all the presentations of the PREFORMA Open Source Workshop are now available on the event website. The workshop, hosted by the National Library of Sweden on April 7, 2016, featured keynote presentations by representatives from the PREFORMA project and the open source community.
After the redesign phase, a new version of the DPF Manager is available. Version 2.0 includes many new functionalities and improvements and is now ready to be downloaded on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Everybody is invited to download the DPF Manager and test the latest release. Your feedback is essential to keep improving the software.
Barcelona, 31 May 2016
The European Commission invited PREFORMA to a workshop organised by eafip which targets public procurement authorities in general public services like public administration, and economic and financial affairs (ministries, regional and local authorities, public utility companies, etc.). A special focus will be on eGovernment solutions.
Gothenburg, 30 May - 2 June 2016
The International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS) is a long-standing international forum for researchers, practitioners from business and industry, enthusiasts, and students to present and discuss the latest trends, experiences, and concerns in the field of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS). The 12th OSS Conference will take place in will take place in the city of Gothenburg, in 30 May - 02 June 2016.
Dresden, 14 June 2016
Peter Pharow and Stefan Rohde-Enslin will present the PREFORMA project at the nestor Praktikertag, which will take place at the State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) on 14 June 2016. The event brings together experts from different communities to learn and discuss new developments and practical approaches to digital preservation. The main topics of the 2016 event are the long-term archiving strategies of migration and emulation.