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OPF member, the British Library are recruiting for a Technical Analyst in their digital preservation team. This is a great opportunity to help contribute to the preservation of our digital library content. As a technical analyst within the digital preservation team, you will help investigate digital preservation challenges faced by the library, using your analytical […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the Nationale Coalitie Digitale Duurzaamheid (NCDD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a collaborative partnership to address digital preservation. Signed by Joachim Jung, Executive Director of the OPF, and Marcel Ras, Executive Director of the NCDD, the MOU sets out how the two organisations will work together. […]

iPRES 2016, 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation 3-6 October 2016, Bern, Switzerland iPRES 2016 is pleased to announce that the Workshop, Tutorial and Panel submission deadline has been extended by 10 days! **Submissions are now due by 11th April 2016 at midnight GMT** We hope that this gives you additional time to prepare your proposals. […]

The latest software release features improved PDF/A-2b and PDF/A-3b validation and the fully featured REST API. veraPDF 0.12 has the following features: Conformance checker: PDF/A-2 and PDF-A/3 improvements: implemented checks for optional content, JPEG2000 requirements full compliance with BFO test suite (PDF/A-2b) PDF/A-1b fix: check for form field appearance code refactoring to enable PDF model […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available. This marks the end of the PREFORMA project’s first re-design phase. Version 0.10 has the following feature enhancements: Conformance checker: new implementation of the XMP validation proper CharSet / CIDSet validation Command line: processes stdin if no file paths are supplied for use in *nix pipes; directory […]

We are pleased to announce the latest release of veraPDF. Version 0.8 features a re-designed command line interface (CLI) for validation and feature extraction. Highlights of this release are: Refactored plug-in architecture; Re-designed CLI for PDF/A validation and feature reporting; Supporting install scripts; Updated validation profile syntax; Simplified machine-readable report format; Synchronization with PDFBox 2.0 RC1 […]

Cambridge University Library and the Bodleian Libraries have received substantial funding from the Polonsky Foundation to appoint six Polonsky Digital Preservation Fellows for a joint two-year project. Three Fellows will be based at each institution, and will work collaboratively to address the development of systems and services to support the long-term preservation of the libraries’ […]

OPF member, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), is looking for a digital preservation officer for the permanent storage of digital collections. The job holder will be part of the Collection Conservation Department, which is responsible for the management and conservation of all KB collections, digitally and physically. About the role You are responsible for long-term storage and […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome the National Library of Portugal (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal) as its latest affiliate member. Founded in 1796, the National Library of Portugal (NLP) holds the largest historical and cultural bibliographic collection in the country with over 3.5 million items from a wide range of genres, both […]

We are pleased to announce that Joachim Jung has been named Executive Director for the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF). Joachim will take up the post on December 1, 2015 and will lead OPF in its mission to sustain technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage. Joachim has a long term interest in […]