A new beta version of JHOVE (the JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation
Environment, pronounced "jove") is now available at
JHOVE is an extensible framework for format-specific object identification,
validation, and characterization. Format identification answers the
question, "I have an object; what format is it?" Validation answers the
question, "I have a format purportedly of format F; is
it?" Characterization answers the question, "I have an object of format F;
what are its salient properties?"
This version, rel. 1.0 beta 3 (2005-02-04), includes the following
o An HTML module supporting HTML 3.2, 4.0, 4.01, and XHTML 1.0 and 1.1
o The TIFF module supports the new DNG profile
o The AIFF and WAVE modules report audio metadata consistent with the most
recent working draft of the
AES X098B schema
o Internal reorganization to facilitate the construction of new front-ends
in addition to the existing command-
line and Swing interfaces
o A full suite of dump utilities to provide low-level human readable dumps
of AIFF, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000,
TIFF, and WAVE files
o Miscellaneous error corrections and enhancements
Further details of the changes introduced with this version can be found in
the release notes.
We anticipate this to be the last BETA version of JHOVE; the first
PRODUCTION release is tentatively scheduled for April 2005.
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JHOVE is made available under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
JHOVE is a joint project of JSTOR and the Harvard University
Library. Development of JHOVE was funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation through a grant to JSTOR for its Electronic-Archiving Initiative.
Stephen L. Abrams
Digital Library Program Manager
Harvard University Library, Office for Information Systems
1280 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 404
Cambridge, MA 02138
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