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

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 […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to welcome Arcsys Software as its newest affiliate member. Arcsys Software is a software company specialising in records management and preservation of born-digital assets. The Arcsys suite allows users to create a long-term warehouse of all digital business information in order to perpetuate assets, manage lifecycle and risks related […]

The latest release of veraPDF is available to download. The validation logic and test corpus of veraPDF 1.6 have been updated to comply with the resolutions of the PDF Association’s PDF Validation Technical Working Group (TWG). The TWG brings together PDF technology experts to analyse PDF validation issues in a transparent way. It also connects […]

Events

10 Aug

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 […]

19 Aug
To
25 Aug

Libraries. Solidarity. Society. The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector. It brings together over 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries. It sets the international agenda for the profession and offers opportunities for networking and professional development to all delegates. […]

30 Aug
To
01 Sep

In 2017, the ARA Annual Conference comes to Manchester from 30 August to 1 September. Join the year’s most significant gathering of information professionals in records management, archives and archive conservation from the UK and Ireland, as well as from around the world. This is the one place this year that you can learn from, […]

Blog

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 […]

April’s JHOVE hack day was another great success covering a range of development and non-development tasks; issues and pull requests were closed, sample files were found, user documentation was reviewed, and our knowledge on JHOVE errors was expanded upon. We don’t want the great work achieved this day to stop there though! There’s still plenty […]