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In digital preservation we rely on automation and tools for some of our most crucial tasks like format identification and validation. One of the most widespread tools for format validation is JHOVE. As there is no other validation tool which checks the well-formedness and validity of plain PDF files, the quality and infallibility of JHOVE’s […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

21st Nov 2017  10:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated workflows and systems; investigating problems and issues with open source tools; assistance […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

9th Nov 2017  10:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

Following on from Notes from ‘Shaping our future memory standards’ the final PREFORMA conference, day 1, here are my notes from day 2: Monika Hagedorn-Saupe from the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation was the first speaker on day 2 of the conference. She spoke about the ‘Situation and perspectives for digital preservation among cultural heritage institutions’. […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

1st Nov 2017  9:04 AM  2303 Reads  No comments

The final conference of the PREFORMA project ‘Shaping our future memory standards’ was held at the National Library of Estonia in Tallinn last week. It was well-attended and had a nice balance of presentations, panels and demonstrations. Presentations from the conference are already online, and the event was recorded. Day 1 Participants were welcomed by […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

20th Oct 2017  1:43 PM  2095 Reads  No comments

On behalf of the PREFORMA Consortium, you are invited to the International Conference in Tallinn on 11-12 October 2017, in conjunction with the Estonian EU Presidency. The aim of the event, which will be hosted by the National Library of Estonia, is to highlight the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

11th Oct 2017  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

The PREFORMA project that commissioned and funded the development of veraPDF draws to an end this year. Recent activity has been focused on PREFORMA acceptance testing, formalising the decisions of the PDF Association’s Technical Working Group and fixing issues reported by the community. In this webinar, we’ll be presenting the results of recent development and […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

19th Sep 2017  2:00 PM  0 Reads  No comments

Course Overview If you have a digital preservation strategy that involves digital files, you’ll know how important it is to understand the file formats in which your data is encoded. To do this comprehensively involves at least three main operations: identifying the format, characterising the format, and validating the format. To put it another way, […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

18th Jul 2017  12:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

This blog diary captures what the OPF team have been upto. We aim to post updates at least once a fortnight, more regularly when there’s a lot going on. Becky: It’s been a busy month, starting off with our Annual General Meeting on 7-8 June. This year it was kindly hosted by the Bibliothèque nationale […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

29th Jun 2017  2:19 PM  2349 Reads  No comments

The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated workflows and systems; investigating problems and issues with open source tools; assistance […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

15th Jun 2017  10:00 AM  0 Reads  No comments

The second JHOVE online hack day took place on 27 April. Once again, we were delighted to be joined by volunteers from around the world to help improve both the software and supporting documentation. During the hack day, participants: continued to add explanations to the error messages spreadsheet; reviewed and extended the documentation; fixed a […]

By Carl Wilson, posted in Carl Wilson's Blog

9th May 2017  1:25 PM  2755 Reads  No comments