Under the title "Putting JHOVE to the acid test: A PDF test-set for well-formed validation in JHOVE" a webinar of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) for experts in the field of digital long-term archiving will take place on Tuesday, 21 November 2017, at 11:00. The two speakers – Michelle Lindlar from the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology and Yvonne Tunnat from the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics – will provide information on format validation of PDF files with JHOVE.
An important task in the context of long-term digital archiving is the identification and validation of formats. One of the most common tools for automating this task is JHOVE (JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment). The webinar will present a corpus of light-weight files designed to test the validation criteria of JHOVE’s PDF module against well-formedness. Based on the findings of checking this data set with JHOVE .The results show how reliable JHOVE's PDF module is, what works well and where where still are inconsistencies.
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