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 three consortia awarded with contracts for the prototyping phase - veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova and MediaArea - start development on open source file compliance checkers for documents, still images and moving image materials. This phase will last until December 2016.
On 26 March 2015 PREFORMA underwent its first review, obtaining an excellent evaluation. The EC reviewers gave the consortium useful recommendations to improve the networking activities and to start planning the testing phase.
The article "Digital curation and quality standards for memory institutions: PREFORMA research project" has just been published in the Archive Science Journal - S.I. Digital Curation - and it is available as 'Online First' on SpringerLink.
On March 6th 2015, the six suppliers who are currently working in the first design phase of the PREFORMA PCP project presented to the PREFORMA Consortium and to the external experts of the Evaluation Committee the results of their work. Stay tuned on our Open Source Portal!
Vienna, 28-29 April 2015
PREFORMA project has been invited to the final evaluation and user-test-workshop organised by the sister R&D-project DAVID (Digital AV Media Damage Prevention and Repair) in Vienna at the ORF-Centre on 28-29 April 2015.
Copenhagen, 6-8 May 2015
On 6-8 May 2015, Magnus Geber from Riksarkivet - Coordinator of the PREFORMA project - will attend the Nordic Archival Conference in Copenhagen. PREFORMA will be presented on the first day during a pre-meeting with e-archivists and a poster will be showcased during the conference.
Västerås (Sweden), 2-4 June 2015
The 12th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Healht, pHealth 2015, will be arranged in Västerås, Sweden, on 2-4 June 2015. PREFORMA will be represented by Peter Pharow from Fraunhofer IDMT, who will present the aspect of digital preservation and PREFORMA project during a session on archiving of medical and health data.