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KOST-Val is an open source validator for different file formats and Submission Information Package (SIP).
License:GNU General Public License 3+
Function:Quality Assurance,Validation
Content type:Database,Document,Image


The KOST-Val application is used to validate different file formats and Submission Information Package (SIP).

KOST-Val supersedes the format validation tools SIARD-VAL, TIFF-Val and SIP-Val by KOST-CECO.

Functional Principle[edit]

KOST-Val complies with the following requirements.


The results (including information on inconsistencies and errors) are output for every step and written into a validation log. The validation steps are executed sequentially. Whenever possible the validation shall continue after an error has been detected in order to reduce the number of correction cycles.

Read Me & Download[edit]


This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see GPL-3.0_COPYING.txt for details.

You can download KOST-Val under http://github.com/KOST-CECO/KOST-Val/releases. For installation instructions please check the manual.


See http://github.com/KOST-CECO/KOST-Val/issues

Feedback & Issues[edit]

Feedback about KOST-Val is very welcome at http://github.com/KOST-CECO/KOST-Val/issues or kost-val[at]kost-ceco.ch


User Experiences[edit]

  • ZBW:
    • KOST-Val v1.6.0
    • The tool is very easy to install and to handle.
    • The output in xml-Format (open in a browser to have a table) is easy to understand
    • Running the JPEG-Module against almost 2,400 JPEGs has only lasted 7 minutes
    • The tool recognises fake-JPEGs (jpeg-extension, but no jpeg inside) and issues with jpegs and can differentiate easily between these two cases.


Development Activity[edit]

All development activity is visible on GitHub: http://github.com/KOST-CECO/KOST-Val/commits

Release Feed[edit]

Below the last 3 release feeds:

2024-03-19 09:18:00
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/10448958/v1.1.0_KOST-Tools KOST-Tools v1.1.0]
by Chlara
2023-10-19 15:36:53
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/10448958/KOST-Tools_v1.0.5 KOST-Tools v1.0.5 Security Patch]
by Chlara
2023-08-31 15:37:07
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/10448958/KOST-Tools_v1.0.4 KOST-Tools v1.0.4]
by Chlara

Activity Feed[edit]

Below the last 5 commits:

2024-02-29 06:38:22
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/a1c6d75a2bd0c99f1bda6a7cdf20c6639f0d274c Merge pull request #90 from KOST-CECO/v1.1.0]
by KostCeco https://github.com/KostCeco
2024-02-29 06:15:29
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/0f6873a4d691ea6ec7fb929d44b8fa6877d4f7c3 KOST-Tools v1.1.0.0 Teil 17]
by Chlara https://github.com/Chlara
2024-02-26 08:55:19
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/981deaa62c8e7af97e8055ea07e65117301f54e7 KOST-Tools v1.1.0.0 Teil 16]
by Chlara https://github.com/Chlara
2024-02-26 08:21:13
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/c3180d66ea69dc47cea85437cf6a3b62f2718078 KOST-Tools v1.1.0.0 Teil 15]
by Chlara https://github.com/Chlara
2024-01-10 11:05:30
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/b7a0195e55e7bbcbc05e9cd6528a5d191331c504 KOST-Tools v1.1.0.0 Teil 14]
by Chlara https://github.com/Chlara