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PRONOM in practice| Free
13th Jun 2017 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PRONOM is an online file format registry, maintained by The National Archives in the UK. It contains information about approximately 1500 different digital file formats. Identifying file formats in your collection is an essential first step for digital preservation. This webinar will provide an introduction to PRONOM, and explore the different types of file signature and how they contribute to identifying specific formats.
In the second part of the webinar, you will gain an insight into the experience of creating a new signature from a digital archivist perspective. You will also see an example of adding a custom ID command to Fido as an interim solution in between PRONOM signature releases.
Finally, there will be an opportunity to find out about future plans for PRONOM and how the community can contribute to this valuable resource.
To find out more about PRONOM, visit: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/PRONOM/Default.aspx
David Clipsham, National Archives of the UK
Jenny Mitcham, University of York
Sara Allain, Artefactual