Online research project announced to mark World Digital Preservation Day
Today we mark World Digital Preservation Day by announcing an online research week looking at ways to make our web-based technical registry PRONOM more accessible.
Digital preservation staff at The National Archives have been involved in file format research for almost 20 years and PRONOM has been publicly available for 15 years. The virtual research week will focus on improving the PRONOM file format registry and be coordinated through a GitHub repository and our online PRONOM discussion group.
We would particularly welcome contributions that help us to fill out online file format entries, perhaps adding links to the software company that created the format, providing sample files for different formats, or helping to develop format signatures. The research week will be held between Monday 18 and Friday 22 November.
For World Digital Preservation Day #WDPD2019 we're celebrating our #PRONOM file format registry. To make it even better we're announcing a collaborative file format research week from 18-22 November.— The National Archives (@UkNatArchives) November 7, 2019
See our news story for more details on how to join: https://t.co/meDwu9M0MH pic.twitter.com/LiL11nRzH5