JHOVE

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.

Documentation

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.

Download

You can download the installer for the latest version of JHOVE below:

Download JHOVE

Mailing list

Subscribe to the JHOVE mailing list.

Support JHOVE

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?

JHOVE Product Board

OPF members and software supporters are eligible to join the JHOVE Product Board to steer its roadmap and prioritise development activity.

Source Code

The source code for the latest JHOVE release can be found here on GitHub.

Previous releases

The original pre version 1.12 JHOVE packages are available through GitHub.