The Open Preservation Foundation

sustains technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage. We provide our members with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation.


The release candidate for JHOVE 1.20 is now available for testing at: JHOVE 1.20 will include improvements to the WAVE module including support for RF64 files, better reporting and minor bug fixes. There are some new validation checks in the PDF module for the header, document catalog and page dictionary. Finally, image format reporting […]

OPF member, the British Library, currently has a vacancy in their digital preservation team for a Preservation Repository Manager. Salary: £35,750 to £42,000 per annum Location: Boston Spa, Yorkshire Job type: Permanent This is an exciting opportunity to join the British Library as Preservation Repository Manager and help ensure their digital collections are properly preserved for future […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome The National Archives of the UK as our newest charter member. The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government. They are the guardians of more than 1,000 years of iconic national and international documents, including the Domesday Book, Shakespeare’s will, and […]


27 Mar

This webinar will provide an overview of Emulation as a Service and will cover the following topics: Introducing the EaaS desktop application, setup and configuration Importing existing disk images, including forensic formats such as EWF/EnCase Working with objects Publication options: from the desktop into the Cloud The future of EaaS – the OpenSLX GmbH will […]

11 Apr
13 Apr

Archivematica are heading back across the Atlantic for a second camp in Europe, co-hosted by the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam! Inspired by similar events like Hydra Camp, Islandora Camp and Fedora Camp, Archivematica Camp is intended to provide a space for anyone interested in or currently using Archivematica to come together, learn about […]

12 Apr

Webinar overview The Wikidata knowledge base provides a public infrastructure for machine-readable metadata about computing resources. To optimize the Wikidata knowledge base for digital preservation professionals we need to create additional structured descriptions about file formats and software titles. To facilitate this process, we introduce the Wikidata for Digital Preservation portal. This free software portal […]


On March 15, 2018, the second playtest of Preservia took place. Preservia is a new board game about digital preservation. Voorburg Half past five. Together with my colleague Pepijn Lucker, I travel from the National Archives of the Netherlands to Voorburg. Marcel Ras (Digital Heritage Network) lives there and kindly offered to be our host. […]

Motivation When it comes to PDF validation, the world is suddenly very small. Although many digital archives have to deal with PDF (rather than PDF/A, at least not from the start), there is only one PDF-validator that I know of and that’s JHOVE. Having worked with JHOVE for six years now, I feel I know […]

On 28 November 2017, the first group of students completed the basic course ‘Learning Digital Preservation’ (Leren Preserveren in Dutch). The thirteen students, working at archives, museums and a ministry, rated the course of the Digital Heritage Network, Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation with an 8 (7.96 out of […]