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For our summer newsletter, we spoke to David Clipsham from The National Archives of the UK who was recently appointed to the OPF Board of Directors. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role I work as the Technical Architect for the Digital Archiving department at The National Archives. I work with our developers […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

27th Jun 2019  12:58 PM  236 Reads  No comments

The OPF team returned to The Hague last week for our Annual General Meeting. We began on Wednesday 22 May with a meeting of our Board of Directors, which covered OPF’s recent activities and outputs, plans for our new website and some interesting discussions about the FAIR community and the future of the Keepers Registry. […]

By Charlotte Armstrong, posted in Charlotte Armstrong's Blog

31st May 2019  1:12 PM  491 Reads  1 Comment

Some recent Twitter discussions led to me explaining how The National Archives’ CSV Validator (and CSV Schema Language) could be combined with a CSV file exported from a DROID report to detect duplicate digital files based on their checksum. Rachel MacGregor has written this up in her blog post Seeing double. This general idea could […]

By David Underdown, posted in David Underdown's Blog

28th May 2019  6:05 PM  984 Reads  1 Comment

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 […]

By Carl Wilson, posted in Carl Wilson's Blog

30th Apr 2019  3:08 PM  586 Reads  No comments

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 […]

By Carl Wilson, posted in Carl Wilson's Blog

2nd Apr 2019  2:02 PM  907 Reads  No comments

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 […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

29th Mar 2019  3:29 PM  568 Reads  No comments

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 […]

By johan, posted in johan's Blog

31st Jan 2019  2:11 PM  1446 Reads  No comments

Last week, the OPF was kindly hosted by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) in The Hague for a busy 48 hours including our Board Meeting and JHOVE workshop.  On 24th January, we met with the Board of Directors, who were able to guide and influence the Foundation’s upcoming activities and outputs. Our packed agenda for the […]

By Charlotte Armstrong, posted in Charlotte Armstrong's Blog

29th Jan 2019  3:52 PM  653 Reads  No comments

In the previous blogpost we focussed on the preservation of Virtual Machines. In the second part we focus on the preservation of a computational scientific workflow implemented in a common workflow engine as a software container. Container technology (also called operating system virtualization) is promoted as a lightweight alternative to virtual machines, requiring less resources […]

By Klaus Rechert, posted in Klaus Rechert's Blog

23rd Jan 2019  9:56 AM  1149 Reads  No comments

This article is cross-posted at iPRES2019 , dpc and OPF sites Ever wonder how workflows are implemented in other repositories? Do you have a suspicion that there might be a perfect tool for your specific type of content and problem out there, but you haven’t found it yet? Or maybe you are just building a […]

By Micky Lindlar, posted in Micky Lindlar's Blog

21st Jan 2019  9:00 AM  714 Reads  No comments