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 Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to welcome the International Atomic Energy Agency Archives and Records Management Section as our latest affiliate member. The International Atomic Energy Agency Archives and Records Management Section (IAEA) manages the Agency’s institutional memory and preserves the official records documenting its programme activities and its historical material in a variety […]

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, and part of the OPF reference toolset. JHOVE 1.20 contains improvements to the WAVE module including support for RF64 files, better reporting and minor bug fixes. There are some new […]

The release candidate for JHOVE 1.20 is now available for testing at: http://software.openpreservation.org/dev/jhove/jhove-1.20-RC.jar. JHOVE 1.20 will include improvements to the WAVE module including support for RF64 files, better reporting and minor bug fixes. There are some new validation checks in the PDF module for the header, document catalog and page dictionary. Finally, image format reporting […]

Events

14 May
To
16 May

PDF Days Europe, held May 14-16, 2018 in Berlin, Germany, is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them. Space is limited: register now! Martin Wrigley from the OPF and Boris Doubrov from […]

20 May
To
22 May

For those who wish to be part of Europe’s premier conference on information and records management, this is your chance to present your ideas and share your experience alongside some of the biggest names in the profession. Whether you have a new concept, a case study on a special project, or just want to talk on […]

29 May
To
30 May

We are pleased to announce that the ninth Annual General Meeting of the Open Preservation Foundation will take place on Tuesday 29 May – Wednesday 30 May 2018 in Tallinn. Further details and documents for the meeting will be circulated to members soon.

Blog

NL-menu was the first Dutch web index. The site was originally founded by a consortium of SURFnet, Dutch universities and the KB. From the mid-nineties onwards it was maintained solely by the KB. NL-menu was discontinued in 2004, after which the site was taken offline. In 2006 the domain name was sold to a private […]

Kees Teszelszky, curator digital collections Koninklijke Bibliotheek – National Library of The Netherlands   The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is a workflow management application designed for selective web archiving. It was created for use in libraries and other digital heritage collecting organisations, and supports collection by non-technical users while still allowing complete control of the […]

On March 15, 2018, the second playtest of Preservia took place. Preservia is a new board game about digital preservation. Voorburg Half past five. Together with my colleague Pepijn Lucker, I travel from the National Archives of the Netherlands to Voorburg. Marcel Ras (Digital Heritage Network) lives there and kindly offered to be our host. […]