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The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that the National Library of Norway has become its latest charter member. The National Library of Norway collects all media types published in Norway, including radio and television broadcasts, films, music, and the Norwegian part of the Internet. Within the coming 20–30 years, they plan to digitize […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome Arkivum as its newest affiliate member. Arkivum has a successful track record of delivering digital preservation solutions to some of the leading organisations in the UK, Europe and the USA. With both on-site and cloud-based managed digital preservation and big data archiving offerings, Arkivum is able to […]

We are pleased to announce that our 2014-2016 Annual Report has been published. The report looks back on the activities and achievements undertaken by the Foundation over the past two years. Highlights include: Launch of strategic plan 2015-18, new name, brand and website New membership and software supporter model Technology: stewardship and sustainability Knowledge: webinars […]

The Bodleian Libraries and Cambridge University Library have received substantial funding from the Polonsky Foundation to appoint six Polonsky Digital Preservation Specialists for a joint 2-year project. Three posts 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’ […]

With just a couple of months left to submit your nominations, do not miss your opportunity for recognition at the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining a digital legacy. Send us your nominations by 12noon on Tuesday 26th July and be in […]

The latest version of veraPDF features full support of all PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 requirements (all levels). Together with earlier support of PDF/A-1 validation, it represents the first full support for all PDF/A parts and conformance levels. Features: Conformance checker validation of digital signature requirements extraction of color space info from JPEG2000 images validation of permissions […]

The latest version of JHOVE, the open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, is now available to download. Version 1.14 is the first official release since the Open Preservation Foundation took over stewardship of the tool in February 2015 to provide it with a permanent and sustainable home. A 1.12 […]

The Digital Preservation Coalition’s quest to find and celebrate the very best work in digital preservation across all sectors has begun again this year, with today’s launch of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards. The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions […]

We are pleased to announce the latest release of fido (format identification of digital objects) is now available. Version 1.3.3 has the following features and enhancements: Update to the latest PRONOM signature file, version 84, released in January 2016. PRONOM v.84 includes updates to container signatures Available on the Python Package Index (PyPI), as opf-fido […]

We are pleased to announce the latest release of veraPDF. Version 0.14 features Transparency and Unicode character map validation in PDF/A-2 levels B and U. Other highlights include: Conformance checker: added all transparency-related validation rules in PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 added full Level U support in PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 code refactoring to synchronize GUI, API and […]