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.

News

The latest version of veraPDF includes the first beta release of our purpose-built PDF parser and validation model. It can be used alongside the PDFBox parser to compare the results. veraPDF 0.26 has a new batch processor that produces multi-item reports. Highlights from the new release are below: Conformance checker added the new rule for […]

The PREFORMA project is carrying out a questionnaire to assess the impact of the project, and the three conformance checkers: veraPDF, MediaConch and DPF Manager. The results will contribute to a report for the European Commission. If you have followed the progress of the project, contributed requirements, or have used or tested the conformance checkers, we kindly ask you […]

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford are looking for the third Polonsky Fellow (Technical Officer/Research Software Engineer) to join their team! The successful candidate will join the team in Oxford where you will undertake research and training to build upon your expertise in the technical issues surrounding digital preservation and your awareness of the tools, systems and […]

Events

06 Dec
To
08 Dec

The E-ARK Conference aims to bring together inspiring keynote speakers with presentations on the innovative standards and tools developed by the project. Over the three days attendees will gain a detailed understanding of the practical solutions offered by E-ARK outcomes. On the third day, we will offer delegates who wish to remain in Budapest the […]

20 Feb
To
23 Feb

“Upstream, Downstream: embedding digital curation workflows for data science, scholarship and society” The conference brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context. There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 20 February and Thursday 23 February and the main conference will run […]

08 Mar
To
10 Mar

The Future of Research The national and international environment for higher education is changing more rapidly than ever: the evolution of research technologies, the emergence of disruptive, non-traditional platforms for scholarly communications and increased demand for more, and more varied, research support services. These developments are occurring in a time of uncertain political, economic and […]

Blog

Flashback is a proof of concept project run by the British Library’s Digital Preservation Team. The project is examining specific emulation and migration solutions as methods for preserving digital content held in the Library’s stock on 3.5” and 5.25” disks and on CD and DVDs.  These could be software items but are mainly supplements to […]

Last week I attended the PREFORMA Experience Workshop in Berlin. The Open Preservation Foundation and PDF Association are leading veraPDF. The morning focused on use cases for conformance checkers from memory institutions and the afternoon explored the PREFORMA challenge with an overview of the testing phase which starts in January 2017. This was followed by […]

In this Blogpost I want to examine the findings of two validation tools, JHOVE (Version 1.14.6) and Bad Peggy (version 2.0), which scans image files for damages, using the Java Image IO library. Goal is to compare the findings and enable the reader to know what to expect from these validation tools for the daily […]