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

2007, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 3-19



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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The International Journal of Digital Curation. ISSN: 1746-8256
The IJDC is published by the University of Edinburgh
and is a publication of the Digital Curation Centre.