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 EU funded projects to look for new possibilities and funding to exploit the results of the two projects in joint initiatives, at European and national level, around the theme of digital preservation.
Erik Buelinckx from the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage presented the project at the monthly meeting of the follow-up committee of the Belgian Federal Policy digitisation program.
15 archivists met on 15th of December 2015 at the City Archives of Uppsala for the first preparatory meeting of the PREFORMA Working Group in Sweden. They participated actively, reporting issues in producing correct PDF/A files & offering test files.
The Audio-Visual Working Group within the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative recently posted a comparison of a few selected digital file formats for consideration when reformatting videotapes. The new report compares MXF and MKV on sustainability.
Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), 29-30 January 2015
The Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries provides a great opportunity for researchers in the field of Digital Libraries to present and discuss their current research activities and to envision together further developments. A paper about PREFORMA will be presented by the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua.
Brussels, 31 January - 1 February 2015
FOSDEM is a two-day free event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software, offering open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over the world.
Paris, 12-13 February 2015
This event will bring together application developers, information professionals, technology researchers and decision makers in the cultural domain to explore current technical challenges around digitisation and re-use of cultural content, learn about new developments and establish future collaborations.