March 2014
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PREFORMA, future memory standards

PREFORMA, PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives, is a Pre-Commercial Procurement project started on January 1st, 2014, and co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme.
Aim of the project is to address the challenge of implementing good quality standardised file formats for preserving data content in the long term. The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be ingested into archives...


PREFORMA call for tender, information day

On April 4th, 2014 PREFORMA organises in Brussels an Information Day to present the call for tender that will be launched as part of the Pre-Commercial Procurement.
The main objective of the procurement is the development and deployment an open source software licensed reference implementation for file format standards aimed for any memory institution (or other organisation with a preservation task) wishing to check conformance with a specific standard...


Join the PREFORMA community!

PREFORMA is promoting an Open Dialogue between memory institutions and technology providers to define the functional requirements of the tender.
The network of common interest established by the project already includes representatives from memory institutions, researchers and developers who are interested to contribute to the definition of the requirements and to take part in the assessment and the exploitation of the results produced by the suppliers...