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 free, three day symposium of workshops & presentations on the standardization & use of FFV1 & Matroska in archives. Hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin, and MediaArea.net and supported by the PREFORMA project, the event provides an opportunity for format inventors, developers, specification authors, and archivists to collaborate and advance AV preservation formats.
Webinar organised by the Open Preservation Foundation to present the possibilities offered by the Pre-Commercial Procurement, a competition-like method designed to steer the development of innovative solutions towards concrete public sector needs, and by PREFORMA, a PCP project co-funded by the European Commission to work on the long-term preservation of digital data
PREFORMA workshop proposal “Quality standards for preserving digital cultural heritage“has been accepted at IPRES 2016 and will be presented on Wednesday 5 October 2016. iPRES is the longest standing digital preservation conference in the world, bringing together key theorists, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in digital preservation.
The Digital Preservation Coalition's quest to find and celebrate the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with the launch of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards. The prestigious celebration will culminate in a glittering awards ceremony at the Wellcome Trust in London on Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Barcelona, 31 May 2016
The European Commission invited PREFORMA to a workshop organised by eafip which targets public procurement authorities in general public services like public administration, and economic and financial affairs (ministries, regional and local authorities, public utility companies, etc.). A special focus will be on eGovernment solutions.
Gothenburg, 30 May - 2 June 2016
The International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS) is a long-standing international forum for researchers, practitioners from business and industry, enthusiasts, and students to present and discuss the latest trends, experiences, and concerns in the field of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS). The 12th OSS Conference will take place in will take place in the city of Gothenburg, in 30 May - 02 June 2016.
Dresden, 14 June 2016
Peter Pharow and Stefan Rohde-Enslin will present the PREFORMA project at the nestor Praktikertag, which will take place at the State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) on 14 June 2016. The event brings together experts from different communities to learn and discuss new developments and practical approaches to digital preservation. The main topics of the 2016 event are the long-term archiving strategies of migration and emulation.