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veraPDF has successfully completed the prototyping phase in the PREFORMA project and has been awarded the contract for the six month testing phase. veraPDF is an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The testing phase will […]

Barbara Sierman has been appointed as the new Chair of the Open Preservation Foundation. The Foundation’s Board of Directors voted to elect Barbara as Chair following her nomination at their February Board meeting. Barbara, Digital Preservation Manager at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, succeeds Dr. Ross King, Austrian Institute of Technology, who has held the role for […]

Building on the existing strong ties between our organisations, the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and BitCurator Consortium (BCC) are pleased to announce a discount trial membership opportunity that offers its members a 10% discount off annual membership fees. From 1 January 2017, members of the OPF will receive a 10% discount on membership fees when […]

The British Library has a vacancy for an Information Analyst in the Digital Preservation Team. This is an exciting opportunity to gain some practical experience in digital preservation and help ensure that the Library’s digital collections are preserved for future generations. As an Information Analyst, you will work as part of a dynamic team to […]

(14th International Conference on Digital Preservation) September 25-29, 2017 Kyoto, Japan https://ipres2017.jp/ iPRES is the major international conference on the preservation and long-term management of digital materials. The iPRES 2017 hosted by Kyoto University will contribute to promotion of researches and development of technologies and services of digital preservation. Following the success of the previous […]

The veraPDF consortium today announced the release of veraPDF 1.0, an open-source industry-supported PDF/A validator. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, veraPDF validates all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is available under a MPLv2+/GLPv3+ license. Carl Wilson, Technical Lead, Open Preservation Foundation said: “Identifying a file’s […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. This is the final version before our version 1.0 release on January 9th 2017 making it an effective release candidate. New features include the schematron based policy checker and a fully functional greenfield implementation. For the upcoming version 1.0 we’ll be: performing software fixes in […]

The latest version of veraPDF includes the first beta release of our purpose-built PDF parser and validation model. It can be used alongside the PDFBox parser to compare the results. veraPDF 0.26 has a new batch processor that produces multi-item reports. Highlights from the new release are below: Conformance checker added the new rule for […]

The PREFORMA project is carrying out a questionnaire to assess the impact of the project, and the three conformance checkers: veraPDF, MediaConch and DPF Manager. The results will contribute to a report for the European Commission. If you have followed the progress of the project, contributed requirements, or have used or tested the conformance checkers, we kindly ask you […]

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford are looking for the third Polonsky Fellow (Technical Officer/Research Software Engineer) to join their team! The successful candidate will join the team in Oxford where you will undertake research and training to build upon your expertise in the technical issues surrounding digital preservation and your awareness of the tools, systems and […]