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.


Vacancy at the British Library for a Repository Manager

OPF member, the Brtiish Library, has a vacancy for a Repository Manager. Come join us as custodians of the UKs national collection of digital content This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of repository management and help ensure the Library can preserve its digital collections far into the future. […]

Open Preservation Foundation to provide sustainable home for JHOVE

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has started the process of taking over stewardship of JHOVE, the widely-used open source digital preservation tool. JHOVE (JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment) provides functions to perform format-specific identification, validation, and characterisation of digital objects. It was originally developed by Harvard Library and JSTOR in 2003. OPF will be working with […]

The Open Preservation Foundation and PDF Association sign partnership agreement

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the PDF Association (PDFA) have today signed an agreement to formally recognise their on-going collaborative partnership. Signed by Olaf Drümmer, Chairman of the PDFA and Ed Fay, Executive Director of the OPF, the agreement aims to enhance the effectiveness of their respective activities by sharing access to one another’s […]


12 Feb
13 Mar

The Europeana Tech community has grown tremendously since the first EuropeanaTech conference in 2011. Not only in the number of active network members, but also in its impact. Europeana is uniting hundreds of experts from across the EU to share knowledge and jointly shape the future of memory organisations in a networked environment. Specifically on […]

06 Mar

The PREFORMA Phase 1 Final Workshop takes place in Brussels on 6 March. More information coming soon.

11 Mar
13 Mar

Come to the premier practitioner-driven digital preservation event. We’ll be bringing together an international group of experts in a wide range of fields, dedicated to providing timely, useful information. The agenda is still being formed, but will include: – Wednesday, March 11, 1-5pm: Optional Digital Preservation 101 Session An afternoon session drilling into the nuts […]


Franklin Boumda
A contribution to Yvonne Friese’ publication on the topic: “Ensuring long-term access: PDF validation with JHOVE ?”

The CINES is a French centre whose one of its main mission is digital archiving. The team in charge of this task is made up of archivists, developers and files formats experts. They have developed a platform called PAC (Plateforme d’Archivage du CINES for Archiving Platform of the CINES) through which users can check their […]

Siegfried and Roy

A little while ago I introduced a new file format identification tool, siegfried, on this blog. Since then, I’ve been refining the tool, with a goal of a 1.0 release early next year (probably around March). I hope you don’t mind the occasional update about my progress on this blog. One of my goals with […]

Carl Wilson
Posting blogs on the new OPF site

I thought I’d get the ball rolling by posting the first blog using the new front end. It’s taken a little longer than planned so we hope it’s worth the wait. Blogs are managed a little differently than the last site so I’ll just give a few brief pointers. We’ve separated editing and management of […]