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


Date: 11-12 October 2017

Venue: National Library of Estonia, Tõnismägi 2, Tallinn



The aim of the event is to highlight the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long-term preservation of digital cultural content, present the open source conformance checkers developed in PREFORMA and look at future challenges and opportunities.

Hosted by the National Library of Estonia, the conference will include: keynote speeches by international experts in digital preservation; live demonstrations of the software; examples and good practices of memory institutions that are integrating the PREFORMA tools in their environments; and panel discussions to reflect on how to sustain and further develop the results of the project.

The event is intended for anyone dealing with digital preservation of images, documents and audiovisual files. This conference is a great opportunity to ask questions of, and exchange ideas with, international experts, fellow archivists and Open Source developers about file format issues and challenges we are facing today.

The conference will be co-located with the fifth edition of the Networking Session for EC projects in the cultural heritage field, a successful initiative launched in the framework of the RICHES project and continued under the auspices of Europeana Space and PREFORMA.

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