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Save the date! This it the first Archivematica Camp being held in Europe, co-hosted by the University of York and Artefactual! Inspired by similar events like Hydra Camp, Islandora Camp and Fedora Camp, Archivematica Camp is intended to provide a space for anyone interested in or currently using Archivematica to come together, learn about the […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

4th Apr 2017  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

Organisations that use JHOVE for PDF validation will already be familiar with the number of error messages it reports. The recently released JHOVE v1.16 Release Candidate (RC) includes a couple of my bug fixes for the PDF module which appear to reduce this number significantly. These fixes were the result of investigating “Invalid Page Dictionary Object” errors and […]

By Peter May, posted in Peter May's Blog

10th Mar 2017  2:23 PM  514 Reads  No comments

The aim of the workshop is to highlight the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation of digital cultural content, present the open source conformance checkers developed in the project and the business models that can be built around them, and involve memory institutions outside the PREFORMA consortium in testing, […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

7th Mar 2017  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

Through the Jisc funded Filling the Digital Preservation Gap project the Universities of York and Hull have been investigating how research data created within their institutions might be preserved using Archivematica. This webinar will provide an insight into the project. The Universities initially investigated Archivematica to assess its potential for use in this scenario. Having concluded it is a suitable solution, they then worked with […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

27th Feb 2017  2:00 PM  0 Reads  No comments

The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated workflows and systems; investigating problems and issues with open source tools; assistance […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

9th Feb 2017  10:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. Taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium), FOSDEM is widely recognised as the best such conference in Europe. What is FOSDEM? FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community for the […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

4th Feb 2017  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated workflows and systems; investigating problems and issues with open source tools; assistance […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

26th Jan 2017  10:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

On 11th October we held our first JHOVE online hack day. Our aim was to catalogue error messages produced by JHOVE to get a better understanding of their meaning and potential preservation impact. Background: organising an online hack day We have been considering running online hackathons because attending face-to-face events has become more difficult as […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

19th Oct 2016  10:06 AM  778 Reads  No comments

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September. The final webinar focuses on veraPDF. Overview The PREFORMA project’s prototyping phase finishes at the end of 2016. The veraPDF consortium will be producing a v1.0 release candidate of the software library and applications in December 2016. This webinar demonstrates the current state of veraPDF […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

22nd Sep 2016  2:00 PM  0 Reads  No comments

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September. The second webinar focuses on MediaConch. Program: Background and context of MediaConch project, Dave Rice (5 minutes) Functionality and usage of MediaConch software, Dinah Handel (10 minutes) Demonstration of software, Dave Rice and Dinah Handel (10 minutes) Future directions of the project, Dave Rice (5 […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

15th Sep 2016  2:00 PM  0 Reads  No comments