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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Peter Pharow, PREFORMA Design Phase Leader, presented the project and the main challenges of the design phase at the workshop "The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society", organised by Promoter Srl in the framework of the EUROMED 2014 Conference in Limassol, Cyprus.
Here are the names of the suppliers who have been awarded a contract with PREFORMA to develop an open-source toolset for conformance checking of digital files (texts, images and AV), intended for long-term preservation in memory institutions.
PREFORMA was presented to the almost 1000 attendees in one of the parallel sessions in the afternoon of Monday 13th of October by Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator, and Peter Pharow, Responsible of the first design phase.
Bert Lemmens represented PREFORMA at the Interoperability Workshop organised by the SUCCEED project to discuss best practices and possibilities for cooperation on a technical level between European Centres of Competence and Digital infrastructures.
Milan, 26-27 November 2014
On 26/27 November the big annual high level EU conference with the title "Modernizing the public sector and boosting economic growth through Innovation Procurement" will take place in Milan Italy at the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the EU.
Paris, 28 November 2014
PREFORMA project will participate with a poster to the conference “Succeed in digitisation. Spreading excellence”, organised by the Succeed project on November 28th, 2014 at Bibliothèque nationale de France.