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.
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.
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.
- characterise collections and use C3PO to easily inspect the content characteristics
- integrate C3PO with Scout and publish content profiles online
- use Scout to automatically monitor your content profile
- monitor preservation risks by cross referencing your content profile with policies, information from the world, and even content profiles from peers
Writing preservation policies might be a daunting task, but support is underway!
The SCAPE project is into its final 6 months and with that came our final developer workshop. The main focus of this event was demonstrations, productisation and sustainability, however with everyone together it provided an opportune time to make progress with other SCAPE related activities.
Here is part 2 of the digital preservation seminar which identified ways to break down walls between research & development and daily operations in libraries and archives (continued from Breaking down walls in digital preservation, part 1). The seminar was organised by SCAPE and the Open Planets Foundation in The Hague on 2 April 2014.