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From the Toolbox: JHOVE2
31st Jan 2014 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This webinar provides an overview of JHOVE2, the free and open-source tool for characterising digital objects. It covers the motivation for creating a second-generation version of JHOVE, some of the new features of the tool, including the ability to perform not just format identification, validation, and feature extraction, but also assessment (a policy-based determination of the acceptability of a format instance, regardless of its validation). It will discuss JHOVE2’s more sophisticated data model of a format instance, embracing complex digital objects that can be composed of more than one file, each of a possibly different format. It will provide pointers on JHOVE2’s setup and use. It will briefly introduce the tool’s architecture, and ways in which it has been and can continue to be extended to include more formats, building on existing libraries and tools.