File Format Policy Registry

File-based policies to support digital preservation

Dalhousie Libraries identifies file formats using tools such as DROID, JHOVE and PRONOM through the FITS software package.

A file format policy registry (FPR) is under development as part of broader efforts to implement a digital preservation system for the Libraries. The Libraries aims to use well-known, widely accepted formats that support long-term preservation. If a donor or office of primary responsibility wants to use a specific format not meeting the Libraries' criteria, an agreement must be reached with the Libaries.