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 cooperation agreement has been signed between PREFORMA and the Impact Centre of Competence in digitisation for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and the organisation of joint events and activities, focusing in particular on the use and quality check of common standards for digitisation and long term preservation of textual content.
"From digitization to preservation and creative re-use of digital cultural content and to citizen participation" is the tile of the DH2015 Panel which will feature PREFORMA together with other EU projects, fostering a debate to understand the path towards a more advanced society, that makes use of the full potential of digital technologies to foster cultural and societal progress.
The first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software has been released. veraPDF is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the long term.
PREFORMA is looking for memory institutions willing to be involved in testing the open source conformance checkers which are currently under development, by checking the process of the conformity tests with your own files and by considering your requirements for the technical iterations. Join us!
Brussels, 3-4 September 2015
KIK-IRPA (the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Belgium), BEELD EN GELUID (the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) and Packed, are partners for the SOIMA 2015 International Conference which takes places on 3& 4 September in Brussels. This is an international conference on ensuring a safe and creative future for sound and image heritage.
Amsterdam, 12 September 2015
The IBC Conference is an unrivaled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. Featuring some of the foremost thought-leaders, innovators and policy makers in their fields and covering a wide breadth of topics, it is the place to explore new strategies, understand business disrupters, chart future technological progress and uncover the future roadmap of the industry.
Amman, Jordan, 10-13 September 2015
An international forum organised by OSSCOM for experts, professionals, researchers, and students to promote, share, and discuss Open-Source Software (OSS) services, resources, applications, products, and tools.