JHOVE (pronounced “jove”), the JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment, is an extensible software framework for performing format identification, validation, and characterisation of digital objects. The OPF have assumed active responsibility for the project and software creating a permanent, sustainable home for JHOVE.
We’re currently curating a copy of the original JHOVE website at http://jhove.openpreservation.org/ to ensure it is up to date and accurate. The site provides user and developer documentation.
You can download the installer for the latest version of JHOVE below:
Subscribe to the JHOVE mailing list.
JHOVE is open source: it is free to download, use and modify. However, it is not free of costs to host, maintain, support or develop the software. JHOVE is one of the most widely-used digital preservation tools, but currently only OPF members support JHOVE financially as part of their membership fees.
How can you help?
- Become a JHOVE software supporter or OPF member
- Make a donation to support JHOVE development:
- Contribute to improving the software or documentation
Take the JHOVE user survey
JHOVE Product Board
OPF members and software supporters are eligible to join the JHOVE Product Board to steer its roadmap and prioritise development activity.
Members have access to content which is not available publicly.
Please sign in to access member content.
The source code for the latest JHOVE release can be found here on GitHub.
The original pre version 1.12 JHOVE packages are available through GitHub.