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


Date: 23 November 2016

Venue: Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin (Germany)



Aim of the workshop was to demonstrate the use of the conformance checkers for file-formats developed in the project, involve memory institutions outside the PREFORMA consortium in testing, using and further developing the software, and share the experience gained by PREFORMA memory institutions working with developers under R&D service agreements.

The event featured keynote presentations by international experts in digital preservation on the importance of checking the conformance of the digital files against the standard specifications, use cases and experiments of conformance checking at memory institutions, live demonstrations of the software developed by the three suppliers (the veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova, MediaArea) and an informal networking event where the attendees can share experiences, meet the PREFORMA developers and learn more about the tools.

Presentations and photos of the workshop are available on the event website at

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