Tests: Generate access copies

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Archivematica normalizes certain ingested file formats into preservation-friendly formats.

[edit] General

  • Generation of access copies is triggered automatically when the user approves Appraise SIP in the dashboard.
  • The original files are not deleted.
  • When DIP is uploaded to ICA-AtoM, all access copies render correctly.

[edit] Audio files

  • .ac3 files are converted to mp3
  • .aif/.aiff files are converted to mp3
  • .mp3 files are converted to mp3
  • .wav files are converted to mp3
  • .wma files are converted to mp3

[edit] Office documents

  • .doc files are converted to pdf
  • .docx files are converted to pdf
  • .ppt files are converted to pdf
  • .pptx files are converted to pdf
  • .rtf files are converted to pdf
  • .xls files are left in their original format
  • .xlsx files are left in their original format
  • .wpd files are converted to pdf

[edit] Portable Document files

  • .pdf files are converted to pdf/a (note that the file extension remains .pdf)

[edit] Plain text

  • .txt files are left in their original format

[edit] Raster images

  • .bmp files are converted to JPEG
  • .gif files are converted to JPEG
  • .jpg files are left in their original format
  • .jp2 files are converted to JPEG
  • .png files are converted to JPEG
  • .psd files are converted to JPEG
  • .tif files are converted to JPEG
  • .tga files are converted to JPEG

[edit] Vector images

  • .ai files are converted to SVG 1.1 (not yet implemented)
    • multi-page .ai files are converted to multiple single page SVG 1.1 files
  • .eps files are converted to SVG 1.1
  • .svg files are converted to SVG 1.1
    • .svg files that tagged as SVG 1.0 but which are entirely conformant to the SVG 1.1 standard are not normalized to SVG 1.1

[edit] Video files

  • .avi files: converted to MPEG-1 (.mpg) with mp2 audio stream
  • .flv files: converted to MPEG-1 (.mpg) with mp2 audio stream
  • .mov files: converted to MPEG-1 (.mpg) with mp2 audio stream
  • .mpg files are left in their original format
  • .m2v files: converted to MPEG-1 (.mpg) with mp2 audio stream
  • .mp4 files: converted to MPEG-1 (.mpg) with mp2 audio stream
  • .swf files: converted to MPEG-1 (.mpg) with mp2 audio stream
  • .wmv files: converted to MPEG-1 (.mpg) with mp2 audio stream


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