This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 619568


This section presents a list of public documents, deliverables, dissemination materials, publications and other significant written material related to the PREFORMA project.


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General Presentation - available also in Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, German, Italian, Spanish

General Presentation (second version)

Factsheet (first version) - available also in Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, German, Italian, Spanish

Factsheet (second version)

Factsheet (third version)

Booklet: low resolution, high resolution


Roll-up Banner

Presentations and video recordings of the Information Day

Postcards announcing the Open Source Workshop

Flyer announcing the Experience Workshop

Flyers presenting the conformance checkers: veraPDF, DPF Manager, MediaConch


B. Lundell, Long-term sustainability through OSS implementations of open file formats, Digital Meets Culture online magazine, 2014

A. Fresa, B. Justrell, C. Prandoni, PREFORMA, FUTURE MEMORY STANDARDS, Archives and Cultural Industries (ICA) Conference Proceedings, 2014

V. Bachi, A. Fresa, C. Pierotti, C. Prandoni, The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for cultural heritage and society, Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection (5th Euromed International Conference Proceedings), 2014, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13695-0_81

S. Winkler, PDF/A - conversion that became transformation, ARKIV number 3, 2014

M. Ferrante, N. Ferro, M. Maistro, Injecting User Models and Time into Precision via Markov Chains, 37th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference Proceedings, 2014, DOI: 10.1145/2600428.2609637

D, Johnson, Achieving Canonical PDF Validation, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2014), pp. 39.43, 2014, ISBN 978-0-642-27881-4

N. Ferro, G. Silvello, H. Keskustalo, A. Pirkola, K. Jarvelin, The Twist Measure for IR Evaluation: Taking User’s Effort Into Account, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 2015, DOI: 10.1002/asi.23416

A. Fresa, B. Justrell, C. Prandoni, Digital curation and quality standards for memory institutions: PREFORMA research project, Archival Science - Special Issue Digital curation, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s10502-015-9242-8

A. Fresa, C.Prandoni, DCH-RP and PREFORMA: two case studies on the digital preservation of cultural heritage, Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, Issue No. V (5th International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage - DiPP 2015 - Proceedings), 2015

L. Cappellato, N. Ferro, A. Fresa, M. Geber, B. Justrell, B. Lemmens, C. Prandoni, G. Silvello, The PREFORMA Project: Federating Memory Institutions for Better Compliance of Preservation Formats, Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (11th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries - IRCDL 2015 - Proceedings), 2015

E. Verbruggen, D. Rice, B. Lemmens, J. Martinez, A. Blewer, E. Lorrain, A. Fresa, C. Prandoni. PREFORMA and the MediaConch Project: Open Source Tools for Open Standards. JTS 2016 Conference Proceedings [forthcoming], Indiana University Press, 2016.


Issue 01 - March 2014

Issue 02 - June 2014

Issue 03 - April 2015

Issue 04 - July 2015

Issue 05 - March 2016


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