Format Conversion Strategies and Format Policy Registry (FPR) Comparison
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Bentley Original FormatBentley TierBentley Preservation TargetFPR GroupFPR Description
FPR Specific Versions
FPR Preservation format?
FPR Preservation Target
Comparison Type
Accepable (LoC)?
Actions
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DOCX: MS Word Open XML Document (created in MS Office 2007 and 2010)
Tier 1DOCX: MS Word Open XML Document (created in MS Office 2007 and 2010)Word ProcessingMicrosoft Office Open XML1Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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XLSX: MS Excel Open XML Document (created in MS Office 2007 and 2010)
Tier 1XLSX: MS Excel Open XML Document (created in MS Office 2007 and 2010)SpreadsheetMicrosoft Office Open XML1Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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PPTX: MS PowerPoint Open XML Document (created in MS Office 2007 and 2010)
Tier 1PPTX: MS PowerPoint Open XML Document (created in MS Office 2007 and 2010)PresentationMicrosoft Office Open XML1Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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ODT: OpenDocument Text Document (created in OpenOffice)Tier 1ODT: OpenDocument Text Document (created in OpenOffice)Word ProcessingOpenDocument Text4Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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ODS: OpenDocument Spreadsheet (created in OpenOffice)Tier 1ODS: OpenDocument Spreadsheet (created in OpenOffice)SpreadsheetOpenDocument Spreadsheet4Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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ODP: OpenDocument Presentation (created in OpenOffice)Tier 1ODP: OpenDocument Presentation (created in OpenOffice)PresentationOpenDocument Presentation4Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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TXT: Plain Text File (ANSI or UTF-8 encoded)Tier 1TXT: Plain Text File (ANSI or UTF-8 encoded)Text (Plain)Plain Text2Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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XML: Extensible Markup Language Data FileTier 1XML: Extensible Markup Language Data FileText (Markup)XML2Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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CSV: Comma Separated Values FileTier 1CSV: Comma Separated Values FileText (Plain)CSV1Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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WAV: Waveform Audio File FormatTier 1WAV: Waveform Audio File FormatAudioWaveform Audio1;1;1Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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JPEG 2000: Joint Photographic Experts Group (lossless compression)
Tier 1JPEG 2000: Joint Photographic Experts Group (lossless compression)Image (Raster)JP2 (JPEG 2000 part 1)1Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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PNG: Portable Network GraphicTier 1PNG: Portable Network GraphicImage (Raster)Portable Network Graphics4Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics FileTier 1SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics FileImage (Vector)Scalable Vector Graphics4Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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CSV: Comma Separated Values FileTier 1CSV: Comma Separated Values FileText (Plain)CSV1Yesn/aType 1n/aDo nothing
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AIFF: Audio Interchange File FormatTier 1AIFF: Audio Interchange File FormatAudioAudio Interchange File Format4NoWaveform AudioType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
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MP3: Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 compressionTier 1MP3: Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 compressionAudioMPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 31NoWaveform AudioType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
x
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MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupTier 1MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupVideoMPEG-1 Elementary Stream1NoGeneric MKVType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
x
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MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupTier 1MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupVideoMPEG-1 Program Stream1NoGeneric MKVType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
x
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MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupTier 1MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupVideoMPEG-2 Transport Stream1NoGeneric MKVType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
x
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AVI: Audio Video Interleave File (uncompressed)Tier 1AVI: Audio Video Interleave File (uncompressed)VideoAudio/Video Interleaved1NoGeneric MKVType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
x
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MOV: Quicktime Movie (uncompressed)Tier 1MOV: Quicktime Movie (uncompressed)VideoGeneric MOV1NoGeneric MKVType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
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MP4: Moving Picture Experts Group (with H.264 encoding)Tier 1MP4: Moving Picture Experts Group (with H.264 encoding)VideoMPEG-4 Video1NoGeneric MKVType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
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JPEG/JFIF: Joint Photographic Experts Group JPEG Interchange Format File (lossy compression)
Tier 1
JPEG/JFIF: Joint Photographic Experts Group JPEG Interchange Format File (lossy compression)
Image (Raster)JPEG5NoTIFFType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
x
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GIF: Graphic Interchange FormatTier 1GIF: Graphic Interchange FormatImage (Raster)Graphics Interchange Format3NoTIFFType 2Yes
Disable; Replace
x
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PDF/A: Portable Document Format (Archival)Tier 1PDF/A: Portable Document Format (Archival)Portable Document Format
Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format
8NoNoneType 3YesReplacex
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RTF: Rich Text Format FileTier 1RTF: Rich Text Format FileWord ProcessingRich Text Format5NoNoneType 3NoDo nothing
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TSV: Tab Separated Values FileTier 1TSV: Tab Separated Values FileText (Structured)Tab-separated values1NoNoneType 3NoDo nothing
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FLAC: Free Lossless Audio Codec FileTier 1FLAC: Free Lossless Audio Codec FileAudioFLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)1NoNoneType 3NoDo nothing
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OGG: Ogg Vorbis Audio FileTier 1OGG: Ogg Vorbis Audio FileAudio
Ogg Vorbis Code Compressed Multimedia File
1NoNoneType 3NoDo nothing
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MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupTier 1MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupVideoMPEG-2 Elementary Stream1NoNoneType 3YesReplacex
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MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupTier 1MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupVideoMPEG-2 Program Stream1NoNoneType 3YesReplacex
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MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupTier 1MPEG-1/2: Moving Picture Experts GroupVideoVideo Object File (MPEG-2 subset)1NoNoneType 3YesReplacex
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MJ2: Motion JPEG 2000Tier 1MJ2: Motion JPEG 2000Image (Raster)MJ2 (Motion JPEG 2000)1NoNoneType 3YesReplacex
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DV: Digital Video File (non-proprietary)Tier 1DV: Digital Video File (non-proprietary)VideoDigital Video1NoNoneType 3NoDo nothing
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TIFF: Tagged Image Format FileTier 1TIFF: Tagged Image Format FileImage (Raster)Tagged Image File Format7NoNoneType 3YesReplacex
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MBOX:Mailbox FileTier 1MBOX:Mailbox FileEmailMBOX2NoNoneType 3NoDo nothing
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SIARD: Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases (open XML format)
Tier 1SIARD: Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases (open XML format)Database
SIARD (Software-Independent Archiving of Relational Databases)
1NoNoneType 3NoDo nothing
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MySQL SQL: Structured Query Language fileTier 1MySQL SQL: Structured Query Language fileDatabaseMySQL Table Definition Format1NoNoneType 3NoDo nothing
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DOC: MS Word 1997-2003 DocumentTier 2MS Office Open XML (OOXML) FormatWord ProcessingMicrosoft Word15Yesn/aType 4
TO-DO: Is there anything we can do with these? Maybe look into manual normalization or LibreOffice, or even other options.
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PPT: MS PowerPoint 1997-2003 PresentationTier 2MS Office Open XML (OOXML) FormatPresentationMicrosoft Powerpoint6Yesn/aType 4
TO-DO: Is there anything we can do with these? Maybe look into manual normalization or LibreOffice, or even other options.
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XLS: MS Excel 1997-2003 SpreadsheetTier 2MS Office Open XML (OOXML) FormatSpreadsheetMicrosoft Excel4Yesn/aType 4
TO-DO: Is there anything we can do with these? Maybe look into manual normalization or LibreOffice, or even other options.
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AI: Adobe IllustratorTier 2SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics FileImage (Vector)Adobe Illustrator18Yesn/aType 4
TO-DO: Is there anything we can do with these? Maybe look into manual normalization or LibreOffice, or even other options.
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BMP: Windows BitmapTier 2TIFF: Tagged Image Format FileImage (Raster)Windows Bitmap6NoTIFFType 5n/aDo nothing
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PSD: Adobe Photoshop DocumentTier 2TIFF: Tagged Image Format FileImage (Raster)Photoshop1NoTIFFType 5n/aDo nothing
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PCT: Apple Picture FileTier 2TIFF: Tagged Image Format FileImage (Raster)Macintosh PICT3NoTIFFType 5n/aDo nothing
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TGA: Targa GraphicTier 2TIFF: Tagged Image Format FileImage (Raster)Truevision TGA Bitmap3NoTIFFType 5n/aDo nothing
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WMA: Windows Media Audio FileTier 2WAV Format (preferably Broadcast WAVE)AudioWindows Media Audio1NoNoneType 5Do nothing
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SWF: Shockwave FlashTier 2MP4: Moving Picture Experts Group (with H.264 encoding)Binary (Executable)Adobe Flash22NoGeneric MKVType 6No
New command, edit rule
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FLV: Flash VideoTier 2MP4: Moving Picture Experts Group (with H.264 encoding)VideoFlash Video9NoGeneric MKVType 6No
New command, edit rule
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WMV: Windows Media VideoTier 2MP4: Moving Picture Experts Group (with H.264 encoding)VideoWindows Media Video3NoGeneric MKVType 6No
New command, edit rule
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RA: Real Audio FileTier 2WAV Format (preferably Broadcast WAVE)AudioRealAudio3NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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SND: Apple Sound FileTier 2WAV Format (preferably Broadcast WAVE)AudioApple Sound1NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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AU: Sun Audio FileTier 2WAV Format (preferably Broadcast WAVE)AudioNeXT/Sun sound1NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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RV (or RM): Real VideoTier 2MP4: Moving Picture Experts Group (with H.264 encoding)VideoReal Video1NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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FPX: FlashPix BitmapTier 2TIFF: Tagged Image Format FileImage (Raster)Kodak FlashPix Image1NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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PCD: Kodak Photo CD ImageTier 2TIFF: Tagged Image Format FileImage (Raster)Kodak Photo CD Image1NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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WMF: Windows MetafileTier 2SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics FileImage (Vector)Windows Metafile Image1NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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PS: PostScriptTier 2PDF/A: Portable Document Format (Archival)Desktop PublishingPostscript5NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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EPS: Encapsulated PostScriptTier 2PDF/A: Portable Document Format (Archival)Image (Vector)Encapsulated PostScript4NoNoneType 7Create new rule
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PST: Outlook Personal Information Store FileTier 2MBOX:Mailbox FileEmailMicrosoft Outlook Email Message1NoNoneType 7
TO-DO: Use what AutoPro is doing, at least when we have the same tools.
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EML: Email Message FileTier 2MBOX:Mailbox FileNoneNone0n/an/aType 8
TO-DO: Possibly manually normalize these with aid4mail.
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Eudora Mail and approx. 40 other formatsTier 2MBOX:Mailbox FileNoneNone0n/an/aType 8
TO-DO: Possibly manually normalize these with aid4mail.
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TO-DO: MKV, older office files
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Comparison
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Type 1: Tier 1, Archivematica preservation format
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Type 2: Tier 1, not Archivematica preservation format, normalization pathway
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Type 3: Tier 1, not Archivematica preservation format, no normalization pathway
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Type 4: Tier 2, Archivematica preservation format
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Type 5: Tier 2, not Archivematica preservation format, normalization pathway same as ours
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Type 6: Tier 2, not Archivematica preservation format, normalization pathway not same as ours
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Type 7: Tier 2, not Archivematica preservation format, no normalization pathway
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Type 8: Tier 2, not in Archivematica
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