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h4. About AQuA

Manual quality assurance (QA) of digitised content is typically fallible and can result in collections that are marred by a variety of quality issues.  Poor storage conditions can result in further damage due to bit-rot.  Detecting, identifying and fixing these issues in legacy digitised collections are costly and time consuming manual processes.  The Automating Quality Assurance Project (AQuA) applied a variety of existing tools in order to automatically validate digital collections and identify preservation issues.  Two AQuA events brought together digital preservation practitioners, collection curators and technical experts to present problematic digitised collections, articulate requirements for their validation, and apply tools to automate the detection and identification of preservation and quality issues. Sustainability activities are ongoing, with the possibility of a further event to review progress and take up in the near future.
Manual quality assurance of digitised content is typically fallible and can result in collections that are marred by a variety of quality issues. Poor storage conditions can result in further damage due to bit-rot. Technological obsolescence can lead to additional risks. Detecting, identifying and fixing these issues in legacy digital collections are costly and time consuming manual processes. Identifying problems in a timely manner following digitisation or acquisition supports more effective and cost efficient mitigation.The AQuA Project applied a variety of existing software tools in order to automate quality assurance and assessment. Two AQuA events brought together digital preservation practitioners, collection curators and technical experts to present problematic digital collections, articulate requirements for their validation, and apply tools to automate the detection and identification of preservation and quality issues. Sustainability activities are ongoing, with the possibility of a further event to review progress and take up in the near future.