Open sustainable digital preservation

News

Due to several requests to extend the deadline of the call for contributions to OPFCON, the final deadline is now 17:00 CET on Friday 31 January. OPFCON will take place on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. The theme is open sustainable digital preservation. OPFCON celebrates 10 years of the OPF and […]

Fido 1.4.0 has been released following community testing. Fido (Format Identification for Digital Objects) is an open-source command-line tool to identify the file formats of digital objects and part of the OPF reference toolset. The new release features Python 3 support in preparation for the end of Python 2 support in January 2020. Python 2 […]

We are extending the deadline of the OPF digital preservation community survey until Friday 7 February. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far – we have already received responses from organisations in over 20 countries! Digital preservation is an active and growing field and the more we know about it, the more we […]

Events

23 Jan

This webinar will review November’s PRONOM research week, and will outline plans for the next version of PRONOM, as well as highlights from the imminent release of version 6.5 of the DROID file format identification utility. Speakers David Clipsham, The National Archives, UK Elizabeth Kata, The International Atomic Energy Agency Date and Time Thursday 23 […]

19 May
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22 May

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being […]

09 Jun

Save the date! The tenth Annual General Meeting of Open Preservation Foundation will take place on Tuesday 9 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. This year, the members meeting will be followed by OPFCon, an open celebration to mark 10 years of the OPF.

Blog

So, it’s nearly PRONOM Research Week 2019 and you want to get involved by creating a new file format signature (sign up here). In this post, I’ll outline how the two siegfried tools – sf and roy – can help in your signature development workflow. If you haven’t used siegfried before, please follow the Getting […]

Prendre en charge correctement du JPEG 32 bits Une histoire haute en couleur d’Alix Bruys, Bertrand Caron, Yannick Grandcolas et Thomas Ledoux de la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) [Note : This blog is the french version of the JPEG got the Blues blog] Le contexte : acquisition de photographies nativement numériques de théâtres parisiens […]

Properly Rendering 32-bits JPEG A colorful story by Alix Bruys, Bertrand Caron, Yannick Grandcolas and Thomas Ledoux from the National Library of France (BnF) [Note : Ce billet existe en version française sous le titre Le blues du JPEG.] The Context: Acquired Born-Digital Photographs of Parisian Theaters On October the 20th of 2017, the Department […]