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PREFORMA webinar: DPF Manager

8th Sep 2016 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September. The first webinar focuses on DPF Manager.


  1. DPF Manager introduction
  2. DPF Manager Demo
  3. How to contribute
  4. Future of DPF Manager
  5. Q&A


DPF Manager is a multi-platform application and a framework designed to empower end users and developers to gain full control over the technical properties and structure of TIFF images intended for Long Term Preservation. In considering the suitability of particular Data object for the purposes of preserving digital information as an authentic resource for future generations, relies on the use of a stable, open and well documented file format as well as some data object properties acceptance criteria.

The DPF Manager objective is to give memory institutions full control over TIFF images. The DPF Manager main features are:

  • TIFF file identification based on the TIFF Baseline specifications Revision 6.
  • Validating the conformance to a specific normative. These normative can be defined by some ISO standard like TIFF/EP or TIFF/IT or specific acceptance criteria based on a locally-defined policy rules
  • Fixing the TIFF file while preserving the Image Representation, in order to make it more suitable for long term preservation.
  • User and machine readable report in different formats, including the data object structure and metadata as well as the validation result.

Some Long Term Preservation activities may conflict with goal of raid production and dissemination of digital information. DPF Manager aims to reduce the time and effort required to revise file structure, metadata and the institution acceptance criteria as well as giving advice about image preservability.

For more information about DPF Manager project visit: http://www.dpfmanager.org/.

Recording and Slides

PREFORMA introduction slides
DPF Manager slides


8th Sep 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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