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.
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A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and for the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the use and quality check of common standards for the digitisation and the long term preservation of textual content.
This article gives some motivation for why open file formats are important to the EU and why open file formats and Open Source implementations are important for long-term sustainability.
The PREFORMA project informs that the call for tender has been published. Suppliers who want to prepare a proposal can find all the related information and documents in the Tender section of the PREFORMA website. Deadline for submission is August 12th, 2014.
Hamburg, 1-2 September 2014
This Open Planets Foundation event focuses on the PDF file format and associated tools: check the validity of the files, perform quality assurance checks after migration, investigate error messages, repair the problems, and build a knowledge base.
Dresden, 06-11 September 2014
The 2014 edition of the conference has the title "Access and Understanding - Networking in the Digital Era" and among the themes a special session is dedicated to Long Term Preservation of Digital Data. The PREFORMA project will be presented by Dr. Stefan Rohde-Enslin from SPK.
Girona, 11-15 October 2014
Archives and Cultural Industries will host the 2nd Annual Conference of the International Council on Archives, the 9th European Conference on Archives, and the 13th Image and Research Seminar. PREFORMA has been invited to attend the event by the Girona City Council, which is one of the memory institution participating to the project.