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

We are pleased to announce that the new release of veraPDF is available. veraPDF 1.4 has a new GUI wizard for creating custom policy files. Significant performance optimisations have been made to the greenfield PDF parser. Other fixes and improvements are documented in the release notes: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/releases/latest Download veraPDF The greenfield version is available here, […]

The latest version of JHOVE is now available to download. JHOVE is an open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation. JHOVE 1.16 contains fixes and better handling of files in the PDF and WAV modules. Other improvements include: Using string constants for PDF module, XML module, and HTML module error […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available. This release is the first of the PREFORMA testing phase.The release is focused on bug fixing and improvements of the test infrastructure: Conformance checker fixed cache issues in parsing embedded CMaps fixed multiple issues with validation of font subsets fixed delimiter handling in parsing content streams ignore […]

Events

11 May
To
12 May

The National Archives of Malta are pleased to inform you that as part of the commitments by Malta during the Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Document Life Cycle Management Forum will be held in Malta on the 11-12th May 2017. The venue for this meeting will be the Augustinian Priory in Rabat. […]

15 May
To
18 May

The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together an international community of imaging experts and technicians as well as curators, managers, and researchers from libraries, archives, museums, records management repositories, information technology institutions, and commercial enterprises to explore and discuss the field of digitization of cultural heritage and archiving. The conference presents the latest research results on […]

15 May
To
17 May

The PDF Event of the Year In 2017 the world’s premiere PDF technology event,  PDF Days Europe event, will be held once again in Berlin. Over two days, attendees will be able to choose from educational presentations (in both English and German), user reports, workshops and more. Dozens of top PDF experts from around the […]

Blog

The development work on an imaging/ripping workflow for optical media is shaping up steadily, and you can expect a write-up with more information about our software and hardware setup here in the near future (you can get a sneak peek here). However, this blog is about a very specific problem that we ran into while […]

On April 11, 2017, the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH) and Het Utrechts Archief (HUA), held a workshop about the preservation tools PRONOM, DROID and JHOVE. Annelot Vijn (Application Manager Department of Archives at HUA) and I, Remco van Veenendaal (Preservation Advisor at NANETH), prepared the programme, and I led the workshop. Starting with […]

We were asked recently to write up a tactical fix for addressing “Tag out of sequence” errors in image files. It seems like the sort of thing that others might find useful, and so this blog is a record of that method. We are sharing it for comment and discussion. At the end of the […]