Open Source Preservation Workshop – Serving the Cultural Heritage (7 April 2016)

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PREFORMA project invites you to the Open Source Preservation Workshop – Serving the Cultural Heritage. Organised by PREFORMA – PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives (, it is the first in a series of international events planned by this international consortium of technology and content providers.

The workshop will take place in Stockholm on April 7, 2016, and will be hosted at the National Library of Sweden.

The event is intended for anyone interested in digital preservation and cultural heritage: developers who want to contribute code to the PREFORMA tools; memory institutions or other cultural heritage organisations involved in (or planning) digital preservation initiatives; standardisation bodies maintaining the technical specifications of preservation file formats; any other person interested in cooperating with us in defining open digital preservation standards.

It will feature keynote presentations by representatives from the PREFORMA project and the open source community, live demonstrations of the three conformance checkers for text, images and AV files by the suppliers working in the project (veraPDF, Easy Innova, MediaArea) and an informal networking event where all the attendees can share experiences, meet the PREFORMA developers and learn about the tools.

For more information visit the event website at

Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Please register at before March 31, 2016.

If you have any further inquiry or require additional information about this event, please contact Claudio Prandoni at

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PREFORMA ( is an EU-funded Pre-Commercial Procurement project working on one of the main challenges memory institutions are facing nowadays: the long-term preservation of digital data. The project develops three open source conformance checkers that control whether a file complies with standard specifications and with the acceptance criteria of the memory institution. They offer full control of the process of conformity testing of files to be created, migrated and ingested into archives.