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.
|Format||Also known as||File extension(s)||Normalization tool|
|Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform||
|Adobe Illustrator drawing||Adobe AI||.ai|
|Microsoft Excel Workbook||
|Microsoft Office Word||MS-WORD||.doc||Xena|
|Nikon Electronic Format||
|Portable Document Format||Xena|
|Portable Network Graphics||.png||Xena|
|Rich Text Format||.rtf||Xena|
|Scalable Vector Graphics||.svg||Xena|
|Tagged Image File Format||.tiff, .tif||Xena|