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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 […]

The first release candidate for JHOVE 1.22 is now available for community testing at: http://software.openpreservation.org/releases/jhove-1.22-RC.jar. 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 IDs and the separation of modules […]

We are pleased to announce that the Early Bird Registration for iPRES 2019 is now open. This year the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation will visit Amsterdam in The Netherlands (September 16 – 20), with the Dutch Digital Heritage Network as your host. Register now to secure your place and to benefit from the early bird […]

The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Open Preservation Foundation will take place on 22-23 May in Den Haag, Netherlands, kindly hosted by the Nationaal Archief and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. We invite two representatives from each of our member organisations to join the meeting – please put the dates in your diaries! The AGM […]

OPF member the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) currently has an internship opportunity in Archives and Records Management. Closing date: 18.02.2019 Location: IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria Reference: TAL-MTGS20190110-001 Duration: 12 months Internships The IAEA accepts a limited number of interns each year. The internships are awarded to persons studying towards a university degree or who have recently […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland as its newest Charter member. CSC is a Finnish non-profit state enterprise with an important role to steer and develop education, science and cultural policy elements for Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture. CSC offers technology and service development solutions […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm their commitment to work cooperatively. This agreement builds upon the existing MOU between the OPF and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD). The NCDD merged into the Dutch Digital Heritage Network in 2018, […]

OPF member The National Archives currently has a vacancy for a Web Archive Technical Specialist. Closing Date: 17 March 2019 Location: The National Archives, Kew Reference number: 1607334 About the job Job description What will the future know of today? Archives, as the homes for our collective memories, are in the future business. Your work will ensure that today’s […]

OPF member, The National Archives, currently has a vacancy for a Digital Archivist. Closing Date: 18 January 2019 Location: The National Archives, Kew Reference number: 1615541 Job description Digital Archivist UK Civil Service, Higher Executive Officer, Permanent, Full time (flexible working based on 36 hours/week) or part-time/job share £30,000 Are you seeking to develop your career in a world […]

As 2018 draws to a close, we are pleased to publish our End of Year Highlights and share them with the community. This report showcases our work over the past year, including an overview of our knowledge sharing and best practice activities, updates about the maintenance and development of our open source digital preservation tools, and a […]