The National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program has funded the two-year JHOVE2 project, which will " develop a next-generation JHOVE2 architecture for format-aware characterization." Project particpants are the California Digital Library, Portico, and Stanford University.
Here's an excerpt from the Digipres announcement:
Among the enhancements planned for JHOVE2 are:
- Support for four specific aspects of characterization: signature-based identification, feature extraction, validation, and rules-based assessment
- A more sophisticated data model supporting complex multi-file objects and arbitrarily-nested container objects
- Streamlined APIs to facilitate the integration of JHOVE2 technology in systems, services, and workflows
- Increased performance
- Standardized error handling
- A generic plug-in mechanism supporting stateful multi-module processing
- Availability under the BSD open source license
To help focus project activities we have recruited a distinguished advisory board to represent the interests of the larger stakeholder community. The board includes participants from the following international memory institutions, projects, and vendors:
- Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB)
- Ex Libris
- Fedora Commons
- Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA)
- Harvard University / GDFR
- Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB)
- National Archives (TNA)
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
- National Library of Australia (NLA)
- National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ)
- Planets project
The project partners are currently engaged in a public needs assessment and requirements gathering phase. A provisional set of use cases and functional requirements has already been reviewed by the JHOVE2 advisory board. . . .
The functional requirements, along with other project information, is available on the JHOVE2 project wiki. Feedback on project goals and deliverables can be submitted through the JHOVE2 public mailing lists.