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
After the two successful events organised last year in Stockholm and in Berlin, the PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the PREFORMA Innovation Workshop which will be held in Padua on 7 March 2017. Register now not to miss this opportunity to meet our developers, share your experiences and learn more about the tools!
The veraPDF consortium announced the release of veraPDF 1.0, an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is available under a MPLv2+/GLPv3+ license. The software is available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Please help us improve the software by downloading and testing it.
DPF Manager has been updated to version Version 3.1. This new version includes new features, improvements and bugfixes. One important change on this release is that we have created two new independent projects for the implementation checker and the policy checker with the aim of improving the project modularity. Donwload the tool on the Open Source Portal ant try it! Don’t forget to send us your feedback to help improving the software!
The PREFORMA project works on one of the main challenges memory institutions are facing nowadays: the long-term preservation of digital data. This issue is also important for LIBER’s community. They’re therefore collaborating with PREFORMA to encourage memory institutions to answer a PREFORMA survey on this topic. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated, and will help to shape future memory standards.
Brussels, 4-5 February 2017
FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event. Taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium), FOSDEM is widely recognised as the best such conference in Europe. FOSDEM 2017 will take place at ULB Campus Solbosch on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2017.
London, 21 - 23 March 2017
Procurement Week is an international conference and exhibition that aims to explore the many facets of Public Procurement such as Public Tendering, Business Development, Procurement Law and International Trade. During the week, presentations will be given by leading procurement practitioners, lawyers, economists, innovators, strategists and thinkers. Procurement Week 2017 will bring you the biggest names in ‘procurement’ from around the world, to present and lead discussions on a wide range of procurement topics.
Berlin, 15-16 May 2017
After the success of the 2016 edition, with over 150 attendees from all over the world and over 50 presentations, the PDF Days Europe 2017 will be held in Berlin again, giving visitors plenty of opportunity to learn about the applications and benefits of PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA and more. Across two days, you’ll be able to choose from German- and English- language presentations, user reports and workshops in order to assemble your own personal package of PDF knowledge.