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OPF member, the British Library, is recruiting for a Preservation Repository Manager. The British Library is one of the world’s greatest research libraries, committed to providing researchers with access to reliable digital content now and into the future. It’s digital collection is one of the most exciting and heterogeneous in the world, containing everything from digitised books and […]

The Open Preservation Foundation welcomes Yale University Library as its newest member. Yale University Library (YUL) is a leading academic research library that supports the mission of Yale University. Its astonishing collections range from ancient papyri and early printed books to digital collections and electronic databases using many formats including text, photographs, video, audio, data, […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Wrigley as the Foundation’s new Executive Director.  Martin will be responsible for working with members and the Board to develop the future strategy and enhance the Foundation’s portfolio of open source digital preservation tools. Martin brings over 30 years experience of working in the […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. This release includes new PDF information in the features report and automatic configuration of the features extractor when applying custom policy profiles. There are also a number of low level PDF fixes and improvements which are documented in the latest release notes: This is the […]

JHOVE 1.16.7 has been released which fixes a bug introduced in version 1.16. A NullPointerException was being thrown when trying to validate the Index entry of any CrossRefStream dictionary. The Exceptions were hidden by the method’s overly general exception handling, and even though the containing method was returning false, and ending file validation, no errors […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to welcome Arcsys Software as its newest affiliate member. Arcsys Software is a software company specialising in records management and preservation of born-digital assets. The Arcsys suite allows users to create a long-term warehouse of all digital business information in order to perpetuate assets, manage lifecycle and risks related […]

The latest release of veraPDF is available to download. The validation logic and test corpus of veraPDF 1.6 have been updated to comply with the resolutions of the PDF Association’s PDF Validation Technical Working Group (TWG). The TWG brings together PDF technology experts to analyse PDF validation issues in a transparent way. It also connects […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to welcome Ex Libris as its newest charter member. Ex Libris’ Rosetta is an end-to-end digital asset management and preservation solution for libraries, archives, museums and other institutions, enabling institutions to safely and securely collect, manage, publish, deliver, and ensure longevity for digital information of many different types. With […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is looking for an experienced, motivated and visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director. The Foundation is an international not for profit membership organisation providing open source digital preservation technology and knowledge to memory institutions around the world. _______________________________________________________________ Job title:​ Executive Director Hours:​ Part­ time (24 hours/week) Contract […]

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: Download veraPDF The greenfield version is available here, […]