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

OPF member, the British Library are recruiting for a Technical Analyst in their digital preservation team: This is a great new role within the digital preservation team to help contribute to the preservation of our digital library content. As a technical analyst, you will help investigate digital preservation challenges faced by the library, using your […]

veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova and MediaArea start development on open source file compliance checkers for documents, still images and moving image materials. The prototyping phase of the public pre-commercial procurement project PREFORMA started on April 14th 2015, with the announcement of the three winners. The aim of PREFORMA is to develop an open-source toolset for […]

In February the JHOVE format validation tool was transferred to OPF stewardship. We have now completed our initial review of JHOVE, and have identified all of the resources that we will maintain or preserve. The report is available on our new JHOVE product page, along with an overview of current activity and links to the source […]

Events

19 May
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22 May

About The Conference: The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. Attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. The conference presents the […]

20 May

For decades memory institutions have put effort into dealing with pieces of the digital preservation puzzle. Unfortunately this has also resulted in quite a lot of fragmentation – solutions in place in different institutions and countries are not easily reusable in others. After carrying out extensive consultations with the European Commission a set of institutions […]

29 May

This one-day workshop offers the opportunity to learn how digital forensics and the use of disk images can support your digital preservation workflows. Supported by expert facilitators Cal Lee and Kam Woods from the University of North Carolina, participants will get hands-on experience using the BitCurator tools including the latest developments with BitCurator Access. The […]

Blog

Siegfried v 1.0 is now available at http://www.itforarchivists.com/siegfried. Siegfried is a PRONOM-based file format identification tool. Key features are: complete implementation of PRONOM (byte and container signatures) reliable results (siegfried is tested against Ross Spencer’s skeleton suite and QA tested against DROID and FIDO output using http://github.com/richardlehane/comparator) fast matching without limiting the number of bytes […]

The CINES is a French centre whose one of its main missions 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 […]

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 […]