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
The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download on PREFORMA Open Source Portal. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the software, your feedback is very important, it helps to improve the software. The veraPDF consortium is building an open source, industry-supported PDF/A validator. To learn more check out veraPDF's list of upcoming events: a webinar on 22 September and two workshops on 5 October and 23 November 2016.
What’s new in MediaConch 16.08, the results of the pre-IETF Berlin Symposium: "No Time to Wait!: Standardizing FFV1 & Matroska for Preservation", and much more in this September edition of MediaConch newsletter. Sign up for the upcoming webinar on September 15th and meet MediaArea folks and PREFORMA at large during a workshop organised at iPRES in Bern, Switzerland on October 5th.
The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published its primary document which is now a Candidate Recommendation. The document provides Best Practices related to the publication and usage of data on the Web designed to help support a self-sustaining ecosystem. As a further aid, the Working Group has also published stable versions of its Data Quality and Dataset Usage vocabularies.
The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September to present the three conformance checkers that are being developed for electronic documents, still images and audiovisual files. The webinars will: introduce the PREFORMA project, update participants on the current status of the conformance checkers, demonstrate the software, outline future plans, and give examples of how the community can contribute, or provide feedback.
Washington, D.C., USA, 25-29 September 2016
The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) 47th Annual Conference will be hosted at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA, from 25-29 September 2016. Conference theme: A World of Opportunity: Audiovisual Archives and the Digital Landscape. MediaArea has been accepted for the paper 'Status of CELLAR: Update from an IETF Working Group for Archival Audiovisual Formats'.
Bern, 3-6 October 2016
iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long term management of digital materials. The 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be held on October 3-6, 2016 in Bern, Switzerland. PREFORMA submitted a proposal for a workshop where to present the last achievements and to demonstrate the use of the conformance checkers developed by the suppliers during the prototyping phase.
Athens, 18-19 October 2016
PREFORMA has been invited to deliver a presentation at a major innovation procurement event, co-hosted by the European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism in Athens on the 18th and 19th October 2016. The event, organised by eafip, the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative, will include presentations on joint cross-border Pre- Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI).