veraPDF awarded PREFORMA testing phase

veraPDF has successfully completed the prototyping phase in the PREFORMA project and has been awarded the contract for the six month testing phase. veraPDF is an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The testing phase will […]

Call for participation: PREFORMA Impact Assessment and Sustainability Questionnaire

The PREFORMA project is carrying out a questionnaire to assess the impact of the project, and the three conformance checkers: veraPDF, MediaConch and DPF Manager. The results will contribute to a report for the European Commission. If you have followed the progress of the project, contributed requirements, or have used or tested the conformance checkers, we kindly ask you […]

PREFORMA webinar series, September 2016

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September. Each webinar will focus on one of the three open source conformance checkers for TIFF; Matroska, FFV1, & PCM, and PDF/A. The webinars will: introduce the PREFORMA project update participants on the current status of the conformance checkers demonstrate the software outline future plans give […]

April 2015 – December 2016: Prototyping phase

PREFORMA awarded three of the six suppliers a contract for the prototyping phase in April 2015. veraPDF was successful in proceeding to phase 2 for the conformance checker for the PDF/A strand. We are still in the early stages of development. We have been busy focusing on PDF/A validation fundamentals and establishing good working practices. You can […]

November 2014 – February 2015: Design phase

We worked with closely with both memory institutions and industry to gather their requirements for the PDF/A conformance checker. OPF and DPC consulted with their members, and held a webinar to explain the aims of veraPDF and get feedback on the following points in the functional and technical specification. Functional specification: scope of PDF/A validation; policy requirements; use cases; interfaces; integrations […]

PREFORMA call to tender

In June 2014, the PREFORMA project issued its call to tender. The main objective of the PREFORMA project is to oversee the development and deployment of an open source, software licensed, reference implementation for file format standards. The toolsets are aimed at any memory institution or organisation with a mandate to archive and preserve digital objects. The media […]