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    A PDF Test-Set for Well-Formedness Validation in JHOVE - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    (Zenodo, 2017) Lindlar, Michelle; Tunnat, Yvonne; Wilson, Carl
    Digital preservation and active software stewardship are both cyclical processes. While digital preservation strategies have to be reevaluated regularly to ensure that they still meet technological and organizational requirements, software needs to be tested with every new release to ensure that it functions correctly. JHOVE is an open source format validation tool which plays a central role in many digital preservation workflows and the PDF module is one of its most important features. Unlike tools such as Adobe PreFlight or veraPDF which check against requirements at profile level, JHOVE’s PDF-module is the only tool that can validate the syntax and structure of PDF files. Despite JHOVE’s widespread and long-standing adoption, the underlying validation rules are not formally or thoroughly tested, leading to bugs going undetected for a long time. Furthermore, there is no ground-truth data set which can be used to understand and test PDF validation at the structural level. The authors present a corpus of light-weight files designed to test the validation criteria of JHOVE’s PDF module against “well-formedness”. We conclude by measuring the code coverage of the test corpus within JHOVE PDF validation and by feeding detected inconsistencies of the PDF-module back into the open source development process.
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    Consortial certification processes – The Goportis digital archive. A case study
    (Bern : Swiss National Library, 2016) Friese, Yvonne; Gerdes, Thomas; Schwab, Franziska; Bähr, Thomas
    Subject Libraries. One key area of collaboration is digital preservation. The Goportis Digital Archive is jointly used by the consortial partners. As part of their quality management the partners strive to obtain certifications for trustworthy digital repositories. The Goportis Consortium successfully applied for the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) [1] and is currently working on the application for the nestor Seal [2]. The poster illustrates the collaboration of the Goportis partners during the certification process (distribution of tasks, time frame, etc.). This way it could serve as best-practice example for other institutions interested in consortial certification.
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    Survey: Open Science in Higher Education
    (Zenodo, 2017) Heck, Tamara; Blümel, Ina; Heller, Lambert; Mazarakis, Athanasios; Peters, Isabella; Scherp, Ansgar; Weisel, Luzian
    Based on a checklist that was developed during a workshop at OER Camp 2016 and presented as a Science 2.0 conference 2016 poster [1], we conducted an online survey among university teachers representing a sufficient variety of subjects. The survey was online from Feb 6th to March 3rd 2017. We got 360 responses, whereof 210 were completes, see raw data [2]. The poster is presented at Open Science Conference, 21.-22.3.2017, Berlin.
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    Science 2.0 & open science in higher education
    (Hannover : Technische Informationsbibliothek, 2016) Blümel, Ina; Heck, Tamara; Heise, Christian; Peters, Isabella; Scherp, Ansgar; Weisel, Luzian
    [no abstract available]