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JHOVEJSTOR (Journal Storage)/Harvard Object Validation Environment
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JHOVE was created by staff at the Harvard University Library to ingest various file formats that they are archiving (see http://hul.
It would seem a logical next step to establish an environment to facilitate further development of tools such as JHOVE and the Library's preservation metadata extract tool.
The JSTOR/Harvard JHOVE tool for format-specific object identification, validation, and characterization (Chapman & Abrams, 2004) and the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ) Metadata Extraction Tool (Searle & Thompson, 2003) are two well-known examples of systems whose implementation and maintenance would be facilitated by the existence of the GDFR to provide sufficiently detailed and authoritative format specifications.