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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PREFORMA project has been hosted in the DCH-RP stall at the workshop on digital preservation sustainability on the EU policy level organised in London in the frame of the JCLD/TPDL 2014 Conference.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and for the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the long term preservation of audiovisual content.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two projects for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and for the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the use and quality check of common standards for the digitisation and the long term preservation of textual content.
This article gives some motivation for why open file formats are important to the EU and why open file formats and Open Source implementations are important for long-term sustainability.
2 October 2014, The Hague
The aim of the workshop, organised by Succeed project, is to discuss best practices and possibilities for alignment and cooperation on a technical level between European Centres of Competence and Digital infrastructures.
Girona, 11-15 October 2014
Archives and Cultural Industries will host the 2nd Annual Conference of the International Council on Archives, the 9th European Conference on Archives, and the 13th Image and Research Seminar. PREFORMA has been invited to attend the event by the Girona City Council, which is one of the memory institution participating to the project.
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.