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What is PRONOM?Edit

PRONOM is a web-based technical registry to support digital preservation services, developed by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

What Properties does PRONOM use?Edit

Let's take a look at how PRONOM describes Word 2000 for Windows

Summary TableEdit

PRONOM Example Wikidata
External Identifier N/A Wikidata has individual properties for each external id
Name Word English language label for Microsoft Word (Q11261)
Alias N/A alias for label (Also known as)
Family N/A Wikidata describes these relationships using class/ subclass relationships
Software Type N/A use (P366) or genre (P136)
Service Pack Level N/A Property needs to be created
Default File Format Microsoft Word Document (97-2003) ( *.doc, *.wbk) file format (Q235557) or file format family (Q26085352)
Software Requirement N/A depends on software (P1547)
Hardware Requirement N/A Property needs to be created
Media Format CD ROM Property needs to be created or material used (P186)
Language English P2439 (P2439)
Release Date 10 Jun 1999 publication date (P577)
Withdrawn Date N/A discontinued date (P2669)
Developer Microsoft Corporation developer (P178)
Support 30 Jun 2006 would be described using time qualifiers like end time (P582)
Documentation Example described at URL (P973) or user manual link (P2078)
IPR N/A Property needs to be created
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives Wikidata uses references to source claims
Source Date 23 Sep 2003 Wikidata uses references to source claims, which can be qualified with dates
Last Updated 02 Aug 2005 Wikidata uses references to source claims, which can be qualified with dates
Provenance Note Example This would go on the talk page of the Wikidata item or Property needs to be created
Image Example image (P18)

PRONOM also maintains a formats table for this software.

Formats TableEdit

PRONOM Example Wikidata
Create 7-bit ANSI text writable file format (P1073)
Render WordPerfect for Windows Document 6.0 readable file format (P1072)

Ontologies and Vocabularies for Digital PreservationEdit