VeraPDFa Consortium partners the Open Preservation Foundation, the PDF
Association, Dual Lab, the Digital Preservation Coalition and KEEP
SOLUTIONS, have been awarded the PREFORMA first phase design contract under
the PDF/A strand.
PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a
Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European
Commission, under its FP7-ICT Programme. PREFORMA's objective is to develop
open source validation tools for three file format standards including PDF,
TIFF and a video format to support long-term preservation in memory
Starting work in November 2014, the VeraPDFa Consortium will gather
requirements from their members and the community in memory institutions
and industry to build an authoritative conformance checker for PDF/A-1,
PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3.
The proposed software architecture will be presented to the PREFORMA panel
in March 2015. The panel will then make a further selection amongst
suppliers from phase 1 (research) to proceed to phase 2 (development).
Consortium members have extensive experience in both PDF technology and
open source development necessary to ensure long term sustainability of the
product. The consortium is uniquely well-equipped to engage with the wide
range of communities and interests with a stake in PDF/A.
We will be running webinars and consultation sessions with our members and
the wider digital preservation community shortly. If you are interested in
contributing your requirements please do contact us:
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*About the VeraPDFa Consortium*
Open Preservation Foundation: http://openplanetsfoundation.org/
PDF Association: http://www.pdfa.org/
Dual Lab: http://www.duallab.com/
Digital Preservation Coalition: http://www.dpconline.org/
KEEP SOLUTIONS: http://www.keep.pt/
*For more information about PREFORMA visit*: http://www.preforma-project.eu/
*Open Preservation Foundation*
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