Happy Day: UDFR Released

On July 3, 2012, in News/Current Events, by Chris Prom

As I noted several years ago , many digital preservation efforts depend on the ability of archivists and curators to accurately identify and represent the contents of individual files.  For example, tools such as DROID compare the contents of files the to PRONOM digital file registry.  However, the PRONOM registry was supported by the UK National Archives, and competed with another registry, the GDFR, necessitating a merger and the development of a sustainable resource.

Today that service was announced, and it is a great day for practical approaches to electronic records because all kinds of useful tools and services can and will be developed from the UDFR knowledge base.

 

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