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
Check out the results of the symposium organised In Berlin in conjunction with IETF’s 96th meeting and hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea. The symposium brought together 70+ audiovisual archivists, technologists and format designers with a focus on the standardization of a preservation-grade audiovisual file format combination package.
On Saturday 23 July Tate hosted a workshop in London focussing on new tools to support the conservation of digital video, led by Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer. The workshop focussed on the functionalities existing with the latest versions of MediaInfo and MediaTrace accessed via the command line, and demonstrated the additional user friendly functionality being developed through MediaConch in developing policies for the technical evaluation of files.
Following the successful Open Source Workshop, organised in Stockholm in April this year, the PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the Experience Workshop – Improving long-term digital preservation, which will be held in Berlin on November 23, 2016.
The Digital Preservation Coalition finds and celebrates the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors with the launch of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards. The result of the design phase of the PREFORMA project has been nominated for the Award for Research and Innovation, which culminates in a glittering awards ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London on 30 November 2016.
Washington, D.C., USA, 25-29 September 2016
The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) 47th Annual Conference will be hosted at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA, from 25-29 September 2016. Conference theme: A World of Opportunity: Audiovisual Archives and the Digital Landscape. MediaArea has been accepted for the paper 'Status of CELLAR: Update from an IETF Working Group for Archival Audiovisual Formats'.
Bern, 3-6 October 2016
iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long term management of digital materials. The 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be held on October 3-6, 2016 in Bern, Switzerland. PREFORMA submitted a proposal for a workshop where to present the last achievements and to demonstrate the use of the conformance checkers developed by the suppliers during the prototyping phase.
Athens, 18-19 October 2016
PREFORMA has been invited to deliver a presentation at a major innovation procurement event, co-hosted by the European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism in Athens on the 18th and 19th October 2016. The event, organised by eafip, the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative, will include presentations on joint cross-border Pre- Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI).