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 Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Wrigley as the Foundation’s new Executive Director.  Martin will be responsible for working with members and the Board to develop the future strategy and enhance the Foundation’s portfolio of open source digital preservation tools. Martin brings over 30 years experience of working in the […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. This release includes new PDF information in the features report and automatic configuration of the features extractor when applying custom policy profiles. There are also a number of low level PDF fixes and improvements which are documented in the latest release notes: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/releases/latest This is the […]

JHOVE 1.16.7 has been released which fixes a bug introduced in version 1.16. A NullPointerException was being thrown when trying to validate the Index entry of any CrossRefStream dictionary. The Exceptions were hidden by the method’s overly general exception handling, and even though the containing method was returning false, and ending file validation, no errors […]

Events

25 Sep
To
29 Sep

14th International Conference on Digital Preservation iPRES is the major international conference on the preservation and long-term management of digital materials. The iPRES 2017 hosted by Kyoto University will contribute to promotion of researches and development of technologies and services of digital preservation. Following the success of the previous conferences, the iPRES 2017 will serve […]

11 Oct
To
12 Oct

On behalf of the PREFORMA Consortium, you are invited to the International Conference in Tallinn on 11-12 October 2017, in conjunction with the Estonian EU Presidency. The aim of the event, which will be hosted by the National Library of Estonia, is to highlight the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation […]

19 Oct

The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated workflows and systems; investigating problems and issues with open source tools; assistance […]

Blog

Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) has successfully evolved from the bwFLA project since 2011 and is now in production use. However, setting up a new instance without help of the developers was challenging if not painful. Thankfully, a DGF/NEH grant enabled us to work on usability, documentation and novel workflows, to enable a wider audience to use emulation. […]

Earlier this year I blogged about Isolyzer, a tool designed to help the detection of broken ISO images. Today I released a shiny new beta version that adds a significant amount of new functionality. Below is an overview of the main changes, followed by some warnings and caveats. Support of more file systems Where previous […]

This blog diary captures what the OPF team have been upto. We aim to post updates at least once a fortnight, more regularly when there’s a lot going on. Becky: It’s been a busy month, starting off with our Annual General Meeting on 7-8 June. This year it was kindly hosted by the Bibliothèque nationale […]