Hi, this is my first blog post in which I want to introduce the project I am currently working on: Flint.
Flint (File/Format Lint) has developed out of DRMLint, a lightweight piece of Java software that makes use of different third party tools (Preflight, iText, Calibre, Jhove) to detect DRM in PDF-files and EPUBs. Since its initial release we have added validation of files against an institutional policy, making use of Johan’s pdfPolicyValidate work, restructured it to be modular and easily extendible, and found ourselves having developed a rather generic file format validation framework.
I thought OPF members might be interested in this UK Web Archive blog post I wrote on format identification and validation of our historical web archives: How much of the UK's HTML is valid?
Statsbiblioteket (The State and University Library, Aarhus, hereafter called SB) welcomed a group of people from The Royal Library, The National Archives, and Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation on June 25, 2014. They were invited for our SCAPE Demo day where some of SCAPE’s results and tools were presented. Bjarne S.
We have a large volume of content on floppy disks that we know are degrading but which we don't know the value of.
Authors: Martin Schaller, Sven Schlarb, and Kristin Dill
In the SCAPE Project, the memory institutions are working on practical application scenarios for the tools and solutions developed within the project. One of these application scenarios is the migration of a large image collection from one format to another.