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 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, […]

The British Library has the following vacancies for three new positions in their digital preservation team. The British Library is one of the World’s greatest research libraries, committed to providing researchers with access to reliable digital content now and into the future. Its digital collection is one of the most exciting and heterogeneous in the world, […]

Events

14 Dec

Our next webinar takes place in collaboration with the IMAPCT Centre of Competence. Transkribus is a Research Infrastructure for automated transcription, recognition and searching in historical documents – whether they are handwritten or printed, date back to the middle-ages or represent modern writing in Latin, English, Finnish, Arabic or any other character based alphabet. Transkribus […]

14 Dec

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
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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 […]

Blog

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 […]

Motivation As most of us rely on JHOVE for file format validation, it is important to gain information about the quality of JHOVE’s validation skills – and, if inadequacies are detected, improve JHOVE. This can be done by tool benchmarking, as I already did with JPEG in 2016 and with TIFF earlier this year and […]

No time to wait – Conference on Open Source Software in (Digital) Archives On 9 / 10 November I was able to attend the “No Time to Wait 2”, a conference on open source software in (film) archives held at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. In contrast to the first “No Time to Wait” […]