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OPF webinar: Pre Commercial Procurement for the long-term Preservation of
Digital Cultural Heritage
Tuesday 14 June

1. Background and context, Börje Justrell (10 mins)
2. The PCP/PPI instrument and how it is implemented in PREFORMA, Antonella
Fresa (10 mins)
3. The PREFORMA Challenge, Bert Lemmens (10 mins)
4. How to contribute and next appointments, Claudio Prandoni (10 mins)
5. Q&A

Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is a competition-like method designed to
steer the development of innovative solutions towards concrete public
sector needs. These solutions are developed by external suppliers that are
awarded a contract through a phased open procurement process. In the last
years, the PCP instrument is becoming more and more popular within the
public sector and the European Union increased support for groups of public
procurers working together on joint PCPs under Horizon 2020.

PREFORMA is a PCP project co-funded by the European Commission under its
FP7-ICT Programme to work on one of the main challenges that memory
institutions are facing nowadays: the long-term preservation of digital
data. In particular, the project offers memory institutions an open source
conformance checker that controls if a file complies with the standard
specifications and with the acceptance criteria of the institutions, thus
giving them full control of the process of conformity testing of files to
be created, migrated and ingested into archives. This software development
is carried out in a collaborative environment with memory institutions and
experts. Aim of the webinar is to present the first results of the project
and to invite the wider digital preservation community – open source
community, developers, standardization bodies and memory institutions – to
participate in this process.

For more information about the PREFORMA project visit:

13:30 BST / 14:30 CET. The webinar will last approximately one hour.


Becky McGuinness | Community Manager
@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1

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