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2020 marks 10 years of the Open Preservation Foundation. In honour of this occasion, we are hosting a global conference to celebrate together with our members and friends in the digital preservation community. OPFCON will take place on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. We are now offering sponsorship opportunities for OPFCON […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that the first veraPDF 1.16 release candidate is now available for community testing. Download the release candidate here. veraPDF is an open source, industry supported PDF/A validator, and part of the OPF reference toolset. This release includes new features and fixes including:  Added support for Function objects […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision) as our newest member.  Sound and Vision is a leading media archive that identified sustainable digital preservation as one of its leading business processes. Founded in 1997, Sound and Vision is responsible for collecting, preserving and presenting […]

We’ve released a new version of the JHOVE 1.24 release candidate that fixes: an issue that caused the GUI to output object references rather than properties; another GUI problem that caused some error IDs to be hidden; a GUI crash caused by casting issues with some Property arrays; and minor fixes to the formatting of […]

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 […]