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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 […]

By Richard, posted in Richard's Blog

15th Nov 2019  11:16 PM  357 Reads  No comments

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 […]

By tledoux, posted in tledoux's Blog

9th Nov 2019  1:47 PM  313 Reads  No comments

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 […]

By tledoux, posted in tledoux's Blog

7th Nov 2019  8:01 AM  822 Reads  No comments

It really feels good to win an award! Especially in a situation where you initially started the [award-winning] work just because you faced this particular challenge in your everyday job, having no public acknowledgement in mind. The OPF Archives Interest Group (AIG) won the Best Poster Audience Award at iPRES 2019 for reporting on the […]

By Kati Sein, posted in Kati Sein's Blog

21st Oct 2019  3:38 PM  607 Reads  1 Comment

Back in March, we opened up the 2019 member survey. We were pleased to receive 21 responses from OPF member organisations including libraries, archives, universities, digital preservation vendors, and government institutions. The results revealed some interesting insights into the current state-of-play in digital preservation policy and practice among our members, and in this post, we […]

By Charlotte Armstrong, posted in Charlotte Armstrong's Blog

15th Aug 2019  3:07 PM  857 Reads  No comments

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  831 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  1076 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  1613 Reads  2 Comments

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  916 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  10114 Reads  No comments