A toolset to future-proof your digital files

Digital preservation means taking precautions to ensure long term access to digital content. Each of the different variants of file formats and codecs held in digital archives should be checked periodically. This might necessitate migrating some content to new formats to mitigate the risk of files becoming obsolete or unusable in the future. If digital files do not comply to the standard specification then even files of identical format and using the same codecs can have different properties. This means that subsequent migration or conversion processes may yield unpredictable results, jepoardising preservation workflows.

The open source tools developed in PREFORMA, a pre-commercial procurement project co-funded by the European Commission and where AEDEKA plays the role of Innovation Manager, help memory institutions check file conformance, define custom policies, and build an efficient ingest workflow.

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