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Due to several requests to extend the deadline of the call for contributions to OPFCON, the final deadline is now 17:00 CET on Friday 31 January. OPFCON will take place on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. The theme is open sustainable digital preservation. OPFCON celebrates 10 years of the OPF and […]

Fido 1.4.0 has been released following community testing. Fido (Format Identification for Digital Objects) is an open-source command-line tool to identify the file formats of digital objects and part of the OPF reference toolset. The new release features Python 3 support in preparation for the end of Python 2 support in January 2020. Python 2 […]

We are extending the deadline of the OPF digital preservation community survey until Friday 7 February. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far – we have already received responses from organisations in over 20 countries! Digital preservation is an active and growing field and the more we know about it, the more we […]

We are pleased to announce that our Winter newsletter is now available! This issue features a round up of our latest software releases, news about our latest memberships and a call to participate in our digital preservation community survey and OPFCON. You can also catch up on our latest webinars, blogs and events. Read our […]

With the holiday season just around the corner, we are pleased to share our 2019 End of Year Highlights with the community. The report showcases our achievements over the past year, from facilitating vital knowledge exchange to ensuring support for the tools relied on by the community. Read the report to find out more about […]

We have produced a second release candidate for JHOVE 1.24 due to a problem with the final build. The issue only affects the validation of AES image metadata which is a new feature. It’s caused by an incompatibility between Java 8 and Java 9 byte code described here: https://github.com/apache/felix/pull/114. The original release candidate was built […]

This September, the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2019) was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and made possible by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network. We are pleased to announce the Proceedings of iPRES 2019 are now available for download. The proceedings are the official record of all the peer reviewed submissions presented at […]

The first release candidate for JHOVE 1.24 is now available for testing. JHOVE is an open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF reference toolset.¬† This community release incorporates the global contributions made during our development and document hack weeks, held earlier this year, as well […]

2020 marks 10 years of the Open Preservation Foundation. To honour this occasion, we invite you to join us at a global celebration on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. OPFCON celebrates a decade of OPF, considers our impact on the community, and reflects on our role in the future of digital […]

The European Commission is hosting a CEF eArchiving event on 3-4 December in Brussels. Meet eArchiving offers the unique opportunity to learn how eArchiving can be used beyond traditional tools and how to overcome the implementation challenges.¬† Due to popular demand, all places for the event have been filled and registration has now been closed. […]