PRONOM-ROAR: Adding Format Profiles to a Repository Registry to Inform Preservation Services

  • Tim Brody
  • Leslie Carr
  • Jessie M. N. Hey
  • Adrian Brown
  • Steve Hitchcock


To date many institutional repository (IR) software suppliers have pushed the IR as a digital preservation solution. We argue that the digital preservation of objects in IRs may better be achieved through the use of light-weight, add-on services. We present such a service – PRONOM-ROAR – that generates file format profiles for IRs. This demonstrates the potential of using third- party services to provide preservation expertise to IR managers by making use of existing machine interfaces to IRs.
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