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On behalf of the PREFORMA Consortium, you are invited to the International Conference in Tallinn on 11-12 October 2017, in conjunction with the Estonian EU Presidency. The aim of the event, which will be hosted by the National Library of Estonia, is to highlight the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

11th Oct 2017  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

The PREFORMA project that commissioned and funded the development of veraPDF draws to an end this year. Recent activity has been focused on PREFORMA acceptance testing, formalising the decisions of the PDF Association’s Technical Working Group and fixing issues reported by the community. In this webinar, we’ll be presenting the results of recent development and […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

19th Sep 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

10th Aug 2017  10:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

Course Overview If you have a digital preservation strategy that involves digital files, you’ll know how important it is to understand the file formats in which your data is encoded. To do this comprehensively involves at least three main operations: identifying the format, characterising the format, and validating the format. To put it another way, […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

18th Jul 2017  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

This blog diary captures what the OPF team have been upto. We aim to post updates at least once a fortnight, more regularly when there’s a lot going on. Becky: It’s been a busy month, starting off with our Annual General Meeting on 7-8 June. This year it was kindly hosted by the Bibliothèque nationale […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

29th Jun 2017  2:19 PM  688 Reads  No comments

Some four years ago I wrote a blog post that demonstrated how Apache Preflight (the PDF/A validator tool that is part of Apache PDFBox) can be used to detect features in a PDF that are potential preservation risks. A follow-up blog applied Schematron rules to the Preflight output in an attempt at doing policy-based assessments. […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

1st Jun 2017  1:53 PM  621 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

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  1221 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

The Open Preservation Foundation and Digital Preservation Coalition, with support from the European Commission and the PREFORMA project, invite members to a briefing day on preserving PDF at Oxford University on Wednesday 15th July 2015. PDF is a ubiquitous format for publishing and sharing digital documents. It provides a useful tool for dissemination and because […]

By Becky, posted in Becky's Blog

15th Jul 2015  10:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments