Tools and Documentation

Here you can find IT solutions for digital preservation tasks such as tools, components, models and more, along with documentation, user guidelines, demos, codes.

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Access, use and reuse (19)
Make sure data is accessible to designated users for access, use and reuse.
Create (24)
Create data and metadata.
Dispose (2)
Dispose of data in accordance with documented policies, guidance or legal requirements.
Ingest (25)
Prepare for transfer and transfer data into a digital repository.
Preservation Planning (27)
Preservation planning throughout the lifecycle of the digital material to ensure long-term preservation for re-use.
Store (3)
Transfer data to an archive, repository following any predefined workflows and policies for long-term preservation.
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A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. ffmpeg is a very fast video and audio converter that can also grab from a live audio/video source. It can also convert between arbitrary sample rates and resize video on the fly with a high quality polyphase filter.

Open Source
Web Scraper Plus+

Web Scraper Plus+ is a complete web extraction and automation suite. It has a simple wizard-driven interface for common tasks, but has more advanced functionality than all of our competitors combined.

PERICLES Technical Appraisal Tool

The PERICLES Technical Appraisal Tool is a risk assessment and planning tool to enable technical risks and associated proximities to complex digital objects to be determined, and mitigating actions to be proposed.


Solve global polynomial optimization problems of either commutative variables or noncommutative operators through a semidefinite programming (SDP) relaxation


Massively parallel self-organizing maps: accelerate training on multicore CPUs, GPUs, and clusters

LRM Ontology

The Linked Resource Model (LRM) aims at describing digital resources and their dependencies for preservation purposes.

Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, Nikolaos Lagos, (Xerox Research Centre Europe)
Open Source

ePADD was developed by Stanford University to support the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery processes of email archives.


JHOVE is a file format identification, validation and characterisation tool. It is implemented as a Java application and is usable on any Unix, Windows, or OS X platform with appropriate Java installation.


DROID is designed to identify the precise format of all stored digital objects, and to link that identification to a central registry of technical information about that format and its dependencies.

PERICLES Semantic Interpretation API (PERSIsT)

PERICLES Semantic Interpretation API (PERSIsT API) serves as an intermediate module capable of achieving high level ontology-based communication between the ERMR and the related PERICLES components.