Format-specific preservation planning for Archivematica is based on analyses of the Significant properties of the format.
Normalization is one preservation strategy that can be implemented using Archivematica. Archivematica uses the National Archives of Australia's Xena (XML Electronic Normalising for Archives) software to convert certain file formats to xml-based formats on ingest. A full list of the file types Xena can normalize is available at http://xena.sourceforge.net/help.php?page=normformats.html.
However, some formats cannot be normalized by Xena. Also, it may be desirable to adopt format-specific preservation plans for certain types of files based on institutional requirements and preferences.
Follow the links below for further discussion of these issues for each file format.