This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 619568

PREFORMA, FUTURE MEMORY STANDARDS

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.

 

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NEWS FROM THE BLOG

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PREFORMA Starts Testing Phase

The third phase of the public PCP launched by PREFORMA started on 16 February 2017, with the virtual kick-off meeting of the testing phase. After an analysis of the results achieved and of the software released by the three suppliers that completed the prototyping phase in January 2017, the PREFORMA Evaluation Committee decided to award all the three consortia with a new contract. This phase will last until end of July 2017.

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MediaConch in use at Sound and Vision’s Winter School

For the second year in a row, Sound and Vision organised its Winter School for audiovisual archivists. Fourteen local and international collection specialists gathered in Hilversum last week. They strengthened their understanding of digital preservation concepts, heard about real-world implementations and learned from each other’s experiences.

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Registration open for the workshop in Padua

After the two successful events organised last year in Stockholm and in Berlin, the PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the PREFORMA Innovation Workshop which will be held in Padua on 7 March 2017. Register now not to miss this opportunity to meet our developers, share your experiences and learn more about the tools!

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veraPDF 1.0 released

The veraPDF consortium announced the release of veraPDF 1.0, an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is available under a MPLv2+/GLPv3+ license. The software is available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Please help us improve the software by downloading and testing it.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Berlin, 15-16 May 2017

PDF Days Europe 2017

After the success of the 2016 edition, with over 150 attendees from all over the world and over 50 presentations, the PDF Days Europe 2017 will be held in Berlin again, giving visitors plenty of opportunity to learn about the applications and benefits of PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA and more. Across two days, you’ll be able to choose from German- and English- language presentations, user reports and workshops in order to assemble your own personal package of PDF knowledge.

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Riga, 15-18 May 2017

Archiving Conference 2017

The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together an international community of imaging experts and technicians as well as curators, managers, and researchers from libraries, archives, museums, records management repositories, information technology institutions, and commercial enterprises to explore and discuss the field of digitization of cultural heritage and archiving.

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Amsterdam, 28-30 May 2017

The Reel Thing

The Reel Thing addresses current thinking and most advanced practical examples of progress in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation. A special 40th edition of the ongoing technical symposium will take place in Amsterdam over the course of three days, May 28 – 30, 2017, in conjunction with the EYE International Conference 2017. The event, organised in cooperation with with EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam and the Association of Moving Image Archivists, will focus on the wide range of critical issues facing archivists, technicians, asset managers and curators of image and sound in the current media/digital landscape.

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