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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

Many factors contribute to the long-term preservation of and access to digital collections. And typically, the endpoint for this material is a repository—or other type of preservation system. But what happens to content after it is stored? How do digital preservationists ensure that content is correct and valid when ingested as well as remains unchanged […]

By caylinsmith, posted in caylinsmith's Blog

23rd Jan 2017  12:57 PM  576 Reads  1 Comment

In my previous blog post I addressed the detection of broken audio files in an automated workflow for ripping audio CDs. For (data) CD-ROMs and DVDs that are imaged to an ISO image, a similar problem exists: how can we be reasonably sure that the created image is complete? In this blog post I will […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

13th Jan 2017  3:30 PM  1706 Reads  No comments

At the KB we have a large collection of offline optical media. Most of these are CD-ROMs, but we also have a sizeable proportion of audio CDs. We’re currently in the process of designing a workflow for stabilising the contents of these materials using disk imaging. For audio CDs this involves ‘ripping’ the tracks to […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

4th Jan 2017  2:38 PM  661 Reads  3 Comments

Last week I attended the PREFORMA Experience Workshop in Berlin. The Open Preservation Foundation and PDF Association are leading veraPDF. The morning focused on use cases for conformance checkers from memory institutions and the afternoon explored the PREFORMA challenge with an overview of the testing phase which starts in January 2017. This was followed by […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

2nd Dec 2016  7:31 AM  411 Reads  No comments

Following the successful Open Source Workshop, organised in Stockholm in April this year, the PREFORMA project invites all the members of the digital preservation community to attend the Experience Workshop – Improving long-term digital preservation, which will be held in Berlin on November 23, 2016. The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate the use of the conformance […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

23rd Nov 2016  12:00 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  681 Reads  No comments

JHOVE is a great tool for validating content, such as PDFs, however much of the validation output given is difficult to understand. The aim of this online hack day is to enhance our knowledge about JHOVE errors – to create descriptions of errors and to identify example files, as well as to start to understand […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

11th Oct 2016  12:00 AM  0 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