The Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for preservation tools is now available to download. Developed by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Open Preservation Foundation, the VRE is a “plug & play” virtual machine with a selection of open source digital preservation tools pre-installed.
VRE aims to lower barriers to using and testing digital preservation software. It enables users to try out tools typically used in the pre-ingest and ingest stages of a digital preservation workflow, without having to install or configure the software. The VRE currently contains six tools: Apache Tika, Droid, JHOVE, VeraPDF, MediaInfo and ffmpeg/Handbrake.
Try the Virtual Research Environment
We invite the community to download the 1.0 release and give feedback.
Want to learn more?
Join us for a webinar on Thursday 10 December (11:00-12:00 CET) to find out more about the VRE project and future plans. We will also be running an online workshop in March 2021.