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

Last call! There is just under a month left for institutions to take advantage of the BitCurator Consortium (BCC) and Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) discount trial membership opportunity!  We encourage those institutions that have been considering joining these communities to sign up now. Please see details below: From 1 January 2017, members of the OPF […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. veraPDF is an open source PDF/A validator, and version 1.10 marks the first release of veraPDF as part of the Open Preservation Foundation’s (OPF) reference toolset. This release has improved optimisation for the creation and cleanup of temporary files and parsing of text-related data in […]

A new version of JHOVE is now available for the digital preservation community to download and use. JHOVE is the reference open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF reference toolset. This release incorporates contributions from the online JHOVE hack day as well as new features, […]

Events

25 Jan

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 […]

07 Feb
To
09 Feb

The Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving is a three-day training that increases the participants’ practical knowledge to develop, implement and carry out preservation planning for their audiovisual collections. The third edition of the Winter School will take place on 7, 8 and 9 February 2018 at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. If you would like […]

13 Feb
To
16 Feb

The conference for people who code for libraries. An annual gathering of technologists from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives, and museums and have a commitment to open technologies.

Blog

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 […]

Archiving and Digital Preservation require international cooperation. For that reason, but also because we are preparing an application for the Data Seal of Approval (now Core Trust Seal), the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH) had several documents translated. Information about NANETH previously only available in Dutch is now also available in English. The English version is a translation […]