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We have produced a second release candidate for JHOVE 1.24 due to a problem with the final build. The issue only affects the validation of AES image metadata which is a new feature. It’s caused by an incompatibility between Java 8 and Java 9 byte code described here: https://github.com/apache/felix/pull/114. The original release candidate was built […]

This September, the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2019) was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and made possible by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network. We are pleased to announce the Proceedings of iPRES 2019 are now available for download. The proceedings are the official record of all the peer reviewed submissions presented at […]

The first release candidate for JHOVE 1.24 is now available for testing. JHOVE is an open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF reference toolset.  This community release incorporates the global contributions made during our development and document hack weeks, held earlier this year, as well […]

Events

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.

10 Jun

2020 marks 10 years of the Open Preservation Foundation. To honour this occasion, we invite you to join us at a global celebration on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. OPFCON celebrates a decade of OPF, considers our impact on the community, and reflects on our role in the future of digital […]

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 […]