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
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.
A presentation of PREFORMA has been delivered by Erwin Verbruggen at the workshop "Digital AV Archiving Workflows; Digitisation, Ingest, Preservation, Conversion, and Delivery" organised on 22 and 23 September 2014 in Copenhagen by the PRESTO4U project.
A poster of PREFORMA has been presented at the International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World organised by the EAGLE project. The poster is also showcased in the Conference Digital Exhibition web page.
Amsterdam, 25 October 2014
Digital Video Damage in Archives: Understand, Prevent, Detect, and Repair – Results from the DAVID Project. Workshop organised by the DAVID project in the frame of the FIAT/IFTA 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
Limassol, 3-8 November 2014
PREFORMA will participate the workshop "The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society", organised by Promoter Srl, with a presentation of its objectives and expected outcomes.
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.