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The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to learn that veraPDF, one of our core open source digital preservation tools, has won a place in the finals for the Software Sustainability Institute’s Award for Research and Innovation. The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is a world-wide celebration of significant and state-of-the-art contributions to securing our digital legacy. This […]

Job title:​ DevOps Engineer Hours:​ Flexible (30+hours/week) Contract type:​ Fixed term for 6 months, with potential to extend Salary: Up to £30,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience Reports to:​ Technical Lead Location:​ Boston Spa, Yorkshire The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is looking for an experienced, motivated and technically versatile DevOps Engineer to join […]

Job title:​ Project Officer Hours:​ Flexible (30+hours/week) Contract type:​ Fixed term for 6 months, with potential to extend Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience Reports to:​ Community Manager Location:​ Boston Spa, Yorkshire The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is looking for an experienced, motivated and highly organised Project Officer to join […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has today published its new strategy, setting out the long-term direction for the organisation. The strategy establishes the OPF’s position in the digital preservation landscape and guides the tasks, tools, and projects that the Foundation will address. New core values define the Foundation’s fundamental beliefs and how the organisation conducts […]

The Preservation Action Registry (PAR) project will deliver an initial proof-of-concept platform for the exchange of recommended preservation actions, as part of the Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS) pilot program. In a new initiative supported by Jisc, Preservica, Arkivum, the Open Preservation Foundation and Artefactual will work together to deliver a proof-of-concept Preservation Action […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. veraPDF is an open source PDF/A validator, and a component of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) reference toolset. veraPDF 1.12 features multi-threaded support and parallelization in the command line interface, significantly improving performance. A number of other fixes and improvements have been made to the […]

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 […]

OPF member, the British Library, currently has a vacancy in their digital preservation team for a Preservation Repository Manager. Salary: £35,750 to £42,000 per annum Location: Boston Spa, Yorkshire Job type: Permanent This is an exciting opportunity to join the British Library as Preservation Repository Manager and help ensure their digital collections are properly preserved for future […]