Characterisation

New release of DPF Manager | Digital meets Culture

About DPF Manager
DPF Manager is an application and a framework designed to allow end users and developers to gain full control over the technical properties and structure of TIFF images intended for Long Term Preservation.
The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity checks of files. This is a three-step process:
- Validation: validating the conformance to a specific normative. These normative can be defined by some standardization organization or specific acceptance criteria based on a locally-defined policy rules.

ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration: Methods and Tools for Characterizing and Identifying Records in the Digital Age

Methods and Tools for Characterizing and Identifying Records in the Digital Age

File identification tools, part 9: JHOVE2 | Mad File Format Science

The story of JHOVE2 is a rather sad one, but I need to include it in this series. As the name suggests, it was supposed to be the next generation of JHOVE. Stephen Abrams, the creator of JHOVE (I only implemented the code), was still at Harvard, and so was I. I would have enjoyed working on it, getting things right that the first version got wrong. However, Stephen accepted a position with the California Digital Library (CDL), and that put an end to Harvard’s participation in the project. I thought about applying for a position in California but decided I didn’t want to move west.

File identification tools, part 8: NLNZ Metadata Extraction Tool | Mad File Format Science

The name of the NLNZ (National Library of New Zealand) Metadata Extraction Tool suggests getting metadata more than identifying files, FITS uses it as part of its set of format identification tools. It employs a set of adapters to access the following file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG TIFF, MS Word, Word Perfect, Open Office, MS Works, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, PDF, WAV, MP3, BWF, FLAC, HTML, XML, and ARC. It also has a generic adapter to report basic file system information about other files. It’s available as open source on SourceForge under the Apache Public License.

MEDIACONCH

MediaConch is an extensible, open source software project consisting of an implementation checker, policy checker, reporter, and fixer that targets preservation-level audiovisual files (specifically Matroska, Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM) and FF Video Codec 1 (FFV1)) for use in memory institutions, providing detailed and batch-level conformance checking via an adaptable and flexible application program interface accessible by the command line, a graphical user interface, or a web-based shell.

VeraPDF | Definitive PDF/A verification | PREFORMA Project

REFORMA's aim is to address the challenge of implementing standardised file formats for preserving data content in the long term. The project's primary objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be ingested into preservation repositories. The selection of suppliers follows the evaluation of designs developed from November 2014 - February 2015.

Performa Project

The prototyping phase of the public pre-commercial procurement project PREFORMA started on April 14th 2015, with the announcement of the three winners.
The aim of PREFORMA is to develop an open-source toolset for the conformance checking of digital files intended for long-term preservation in memory institutions.
After analysing the technical and functional specifications submitted by the six groups that completed the design phase in March 2015, PREFORMA chose the three consortia awarded with contracts for the prototyping phase. This phase will last until December 2016.

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