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
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.
Thanks to the Greek Film Centre, the first results of the PREFORMA project are being widely disseminated in Greece, highlighting in particular the opportunities offered by the project to the SMEs and to the cultural and creative industries.
Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), 29-30 January 2015
Since 2005 the Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL) provides a great opportunity for Italian researchers in the field of Digital Libraries to present and discuss their current research activities and to envision together further developments.
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.