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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This webinar will widen the conversation to include those who were unable to attend IPRES, provide a summary of key concepts, but most importantly, provide an opportunity to join efforts with BenchmarkDP, OPF and the PREFORMA Project to establish an initial set of high-interest scenarios for benchmarking and identify opportunities for the community for future collaboration.
Between 20 and 30 January 2016, a team of representatives of the PREFORMA project visited the three consortia that are currently working in the prototyping phase: veraPDF, Easy Innova and MediaArea.net. Aim of the visits is to better know each other, analyse the current status of the three open source projects and start future possible collaborations.
Discover the new features included in the latest release of MediaConch, the forthcoming cooperation with Artefactual team to integrate MediaConch into their Archivematica software during the upcoming year, the ongoing work towards the standardization of Matroska and FFV1, and the next appointments. MediaArea is eager to build a community of collaborators and testers to participate in and use the results of the project.
Version 0.8 is the latest release of veraPDF conformance checker for PDF/A. It features a re-designed command line interface (CLI) for validation and feature extraction. All interested users are invited to download and test the software from the PREFORMA Open Source Portal and report possible problems, issues or suggestions to the project’s GitHub issue tracker. Your feedback is important, it will contribute to improving the software.
Amsterdam, 22-25 February 2016
The 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16), "Visible data, invisible infrastructure", will be held in Amsterdam at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 22 February and Thursday 25 February and the main conference will run from Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 February 2016.
Singapore, 7-9 March 2016
Under the auspices of UNESCO, the CCAAA (Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations) organises the Joint Technical Symposium (JTS), an international gathering for all specialists of the audio-visual, cinema and sound heritage. Organized for the first time in 1983, JTS is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials.
Brussels, 10 March 2016
PREFORMA has been invited to the third concertation meeting for all on-going PCP projects in DG Connect, organised by the European Commission in Brussels on 10 March 2015. During this event the EC wants to give the opportunity to the attendees to network and share experiences on common issues that they face while implementing PCPs.