Open sustainable digital preservation

News

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to announce that the production version of JHOVE 1.22 is now available to download. JHOVE is an open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF reference toolset. The major new features of this release are the addition of error […]

Our first online Hack Week of 2019 will take place 8-12 April We invite you to join contributors around the world to help improve JHOVE, an open source file format validation tool for digital preservation. We have extended the event format from a day to a week to make it easier for people to join […]

The first release candidate for JHOVE 1.22 is now available for community testing at: http://software.openpreservation.org/releases/jhove-1.22-RC.jar. JHOVE is an open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF reference toolset. The major new features of this release are the addition of error IDs and the separation of modules […]

Events

02 Apr
To
30 Apr

Take a look at the OPF webinar programme for the year. We will continue to add more webinars to the programme as they are confirmed. We welcome contributions from the community, so please get in touch if you would like to present your work. OPF members have access to priority registration and any remaining places […]

25 Apr

Are the E-ARK information packages from the eArchiving Building Block suitable for German archiving institutions – also in terms of eIDAS and ETSI? As part of the EU project E-ARK and from 2018 E-ARK4ALL, specifications for OAIS-compliant information packages were developed. These are freely available for everyone. The purpose of the workshop is to first provide information […]

29 Apr
To
01 May

The Best Practices Exchange Program and Local Arrangements Committees invite you to join us for the 2019 Conference to be held Monday April 29 – Wednesday May 1 at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library in Columbus, Ohio. The event is sponsored by LIBNOVA, MetaArchive and Preservica. BPE focuses on the management and the preservation of digital information, […]

Blog

A second JHOVE release candidate is available today, 2 April 2019. It contains fixes for the following bugs found in the first test phase. Please download the new release candidate and report any issues by 9 April. While refactoring the repetition in the module checksumming, a bug was introduced in the XML module. This prevented […]

This month we talked to Peter May from the British Library to find out what he has been working on and how he got into digital preservation. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role As the digital preservation technical architect at the British Library I research, develop and advise colleagues on technical practices […]

When the KB web archive was launched in 2007, many sites from the “early” Dutch web had already gone offline. As a result, the time period between (roughly) 1992 and 2000 is seriously under-represented in our web archive. To improve the coverage of web sites from this historically important era, we are now looking into […]