Open sustainable digital preservation


The iPres Working Group invites you to provide feedback on the Future of iPres, the international digital preservation conference.  We look forward to hearing from you! As you may know, in September 2018 the iPres Steering Committee approved the convening of the iPres Working Group and at iPres 2019, we will share the outcome of our […]

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 […]


30 May

Born-digital material introduces new challenges around trust and authenticity, The ARCHANGEL Project is investigating the use of blockchain to verify that documents stored in digital archives have not been altered or modified. This webinar will introduce blockchain technology, explain the project and give a demo of the software we have developed. Speakers Mark Bell, The […]

03 Jun
04 Jun

The inaugural Heritage Dot conference ‘Joining the Dots: Partnerships, Participation and Platforms’ will take place on 3-4 June 2019 at the University of Lincoln. Heritage Dot explores the exciting collision between the worlds of digital tools and technology and cultural heritage. This fusion is creating new relationships between past and future, tradition and innovation. It […]

05 Jun
07 Jun

The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference is an international forum which provides a unique opportunity for web archiving practitioners, researchers, developers, and those starting out in web archiving, to come together to share experience, disseminate knowledge, promote activities and network. The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) will host the 2019 IIPC General Assembly (GA) […]


OPF Hack Week Summary It’s now over two weeks since the OPF JHOVE Hack Week finished, though following the Easter break it doesn’t feel that long ago. The OPF are currently reviewing and merging the contributions we received. The review seems a good opportunity to write a quick blog post to give an overview of […]

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 […]