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.


Logo: landscape version, portrait version

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 in Stockholm

Flyer announcing the Experience Workshop in Berlin

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

Flyer announcing the Innovation Workshop and the Networking Session in Padua

Flyer announcing the International Conference and the Networking Session in Tallinn

Marketing brochure (executable for print, web version)

The PREFORMA Handbook (ISBN: 978-91-87491-24-5): download


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

A. Blewer, D. Rice. Status of CELLAR: Update from an IETF Working Group for Matroska and FFV1. iPRES 2016 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation Proceedings, 2016.

C. Wilson, B. Doubrov. veraPDF: Building an open source, industry supported PDF/A validator for cultural heritage institutions. Digital Library Perspectives Journal: Special issue on digital preservation tools and partnerships [forthcoming], 2016.

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.


DMC News – Preforma project Special Edition

PREFORMA Project, call for tender launched

PREFORMA Starts Prototyping Phase

PREFORMA news: Join Us in Testing the Conformance Checkers

PREFORMA News, March 2016

DMC News, July 2016

DMC News, October 2016

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