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Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR)

The Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR) has been released to the public. The UDFR is a reliable, publicly accessible, and sustainable knowledge base of file format representation information for use by the digital preservation community. The UDFR seeks to “unify” the function and holdings of two existing registries, PRONOM and GDFR (the Global Digital Format Registry), in an open source, semantically enabled, and community supported platform. The UDFR was developed by the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL), funded by the Library of Congress as part of its National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

Check out the project’s website to read further details and to review the project’s Final Report.

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File Formats

One of the initiatives regarding the management of e-records at The National Archives (UK) is their PRONOM project. PRONOM is an on-line information system about data file formats and their supporting software products. Originally developed to support the accession and long-term preservation of electronic records held by the National Archives, PRONOM is now available as a resource for anyone requiring access to this type of information. PRONOM holds information about software products, and the file formats which each product can read and write. Check it out here:


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