Updating community resource: International Comparison of Recommended File Formats

The Open Preservation Foundation published in spring a new resource that enables users to compare accepted and preferred file formats at a high level across different types of cultural and scientific institutions across the world.

Before the end of year, we invite all previous contributors and new contributors to update their institution’s format policy entries in the comparison table.

Created by members at the National Archives of Estonia, and the Danish National Archives, the comparison of recommended file formats aims to inspire organisations that are getting started with, or are renewing their file format policy and to enable engagement in discussions surrounding file formats in digital archiving. It is not intended to be used alone as a policy. 

The current data was submitted by OPF member organisations or gathered from institutions that have published their policies openly online.

 

View the International Comparison of Recommended File Formats

Add your institution’s format policy

 

How to contribute

An OPF working group for file formats was established in the spring to help guide the development of this resource and to collaborate on other issues related to file formats. There are several ways you can contribute. We invite you to:

  • Submit or update your institution’s file format policy 
  • Join the working group
  • Provide feedback on ways we can improve this resource or create new deliverables

Take a look at the working group page for more information or contact us with any questions. Deadline for feedback and updating your institution’s format policy information is 30th of November 2022.

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