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


The main objective of PERFORMA is to give memory institutions full control of the process of conformity testing of files to be ingested into archives, through the development of a set of tools which enable this process to happen within an iteration that is under full control of the institutions. It is in fact a basic requirement for memory institutions to be trustworthy in performing their preservation programmes.

On March 5th, 2014, PREFORMA organised a workshop in Brussels targeted at memory institutions in order to agree on the joint user model for tendering the PREFORMA conformance checker. In other words, to agree on the expected behaviour and functionality of the tools to be developed in the coming years by the software suppliers that will be selected from the procurement process of the project.

These requirements will be further developed in the subsequent design and prototype phases. However, the set of requirements that have been defined initially will be used for selecting the software suppliers.


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