> The National Archives is pleased to announce that the PRONOM system is now
> available on the internet at http://www.records.pro.gov.uk/pronom.
> PRONOM is a database of information about the technical dependencies upon
> which access to electronic records may rely. It contains information about
> the file formats in which electronic records may be stored, the software
> products required to create, render and migrate these formats, and the
> vendors who develop these products. It includes product support life cycle
> information, to facilitate technology watch within digital archives. The
> PRONOM database can be searched online, and reports produced in a variety
> of formats. The system currently holds details of c. 550 file formats, 250
> software products, and 100 vendors, and records are being added on a
> regular basis. We also actively encourage the submission of new
> information for inclusion on PRONOM, and an online submission form is
> provided for this purpose. The website also includes details of our plans
> for significant future developments to both the content and the
> functionality of the system.
> PRONOM was developed by The National Archives' Digital Preservation
> Department, as a tool to support TNA's own digital archive. However, we
> hope and anticipate that PRONOM will also provide a valuable resource for
> the wider digital preservation community. As such, we very much welcome
> feedback on both the current version of PRONOM and our future plans. All
> feedback should be sent to: [log in to unmask]
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