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Preserving PDF – identify, validate, repair 22 participants from 8 countries – the UK, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic, not to forget umpteenthousand defect or somehow interesting PDF files brought to the event. Not only is this my first Blog entry on the OPDF website, it is also about […]

By yfriese, posted in yfriese's Blog

3rd Sep 2014  10:13 AM  10921 Reads  2 Comments

In December last year I attended a Hadoop Hackathon in Vienna. A hackathon that has been written about before by other participants: Sven Schlarb's Impressions of the ‘Hadoop-driven digital preservation Hackathon’ in Vienna and Clemens and René's The Elephant Returns to the Library…with a Pig!. Like these other participants I really came home from this […]

By Per Møldrup-Dalum, posted in Per Møldrup-Dalum's Blog

23rd Jan 2014  9:01 AM  11186 Reads  No comments

As previously blogged about by Carl we now have virtually all SCAPE and OPF projects in Continuous Integration; building and unit testing in both Travis CI and Jenkins.  Travis compiles the projects and executes unit tests whenever a new commit is pushed to Github, or when a pull request is submitted to the project.  Jenkins […]

By willp-bl, posted in willp-bl's Blog

1st Nov 2013  10:19 AM  10683 Reads  No comments

Here's a little newsbulletin about FIDO, the open source file format identification tool of OPF. It seems that the use of FIDO is growing the last few months. I am getting responses by e-mail and through the Github issuetracker from all over the world, ranging from requests for help, giving suggestions for improvement and even […]

By TechMaurice, posted in TechMaurice's Blog

18th Sep 2013  10:27 AM  17187 Reads  No comments

Last year (2012) the KB released a report on the suitability of the EPUB format for archival preservation. A substantial number of EPUB-related developments have happened since then, and as a result some of the report's findings and conclusions have become outdated. This applies in particular to the observations on EPUB 3, and the support […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

23rd May 2013  2:23 PM  16094 Reads  No comments

While the digital preservation challenge is caused by technology, it is not solved by technology. Many research projects started out with the ambition to devise a technology solution (migration, emulation, encapsulation, etc.) and many memory institutions thought it would suffice to apply the R&D results: the methods and associated tools. However, it has become clear […]

By bram van der werf, posted in bram van der werf's Blog

28th Apr 2013  4:18 PM  13193 Reads  No comments

About a year ago, work started on packaging SCAPE tools. Jpylyzer was the first SCAPE tool that was turned into a Debian package. Some time later, the OPF set up a couple of machine images at Amazon Web Services, which can be used to create packages repeatedly using a virtual machine. Even though I’ve used […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

23rd Apr 2013  10:53 AM  13067 Reads  No comments

The kick-off meeting of the Succeed project (http://www.succeed-project.eu) took place last Friday, February 1, in Paris. Succeed is a project coordinated by the Universidad de Alicante and supported by the European Commission with a contribution of 1.8 mio. €.   The core objective of Succeed is to promote the take-up of the research results generated […]

By cneudecker, posted in cneudecker's Blog

5th Feb 2013  1:31 PM  10670 Reads  No comments

In this blog post I will give a brief update of the latest jpylyzer developments. Jpylyzer is a validation and feature extraction tool for the JP2 (JPEG 2000 Part 1) still image format. History of jpylyzer Around mid-summer 2011, the KB started initial preparations for migrating 146 TB of TIFF images from the Dutch Metamorfoze […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

23rd Apr 2012  10:53 AM  17749 Reads  No comments

Archives New Zealand and the University of Freiburg are cooperating on a data recovery project. The archive received a set of 5.25 inch floppy disks from the early 1990s that contained records of a public organization dating back to the mid 1980s. These floppies were not readable in standard X86 machines with a 5,25 inch […]

By Dirk von Suchodoletz, posted in Dirk von Suchodoletz's Blog

3rd Jan 2012  9:37 PM  20169 Reads  No comments