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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 […]

The veraPDF consortium is pleased to announce the latest release of the veraPDF PDF/A validation software and test-suite currently under development. Highlights for this release are: validation of all conformance criteria for ISO 19005-1 (PDF/A-1), conformance level b; a complete PDF/A-1b test corpus, including 200 new test-files: PDF features reporting; and a cross-platform installer. Prototype […]

A new beta version of JHOVE 1.12 is now available to download. JHOVE (JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment) is an extensible software framework for performing format identification, validation, and characterisation of digital objects. The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) took over stewardship of JHOVE in February 2015 to provide it with a permanent and sustainable home. […]

An early release of the veraPDF validation library is now available. This 0.4 release delivers: a working validation model and validator; an initial, unverified PDF/A-1b validation profile; and prototype PDF feature reporting (characterisation). This release comes ahead of our development schedule enabling users to test our first implementation of PDF/A-1b validation on single files, using […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome The University of Alabama Libraries as our latest charter member. The University of Alabama (UA) Libraries supports academic, research, and service programs with a variety of creative, innovative, and practical resources designed to meet the needs of a growing, dynamic campus. UA Libraries is widely recognized for their innovative […]

Job title: ​Executive Director Hours:​ Full­ time (37.5 hours/week) Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months Reports to:​ Board of Directors Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond) Salary: from £45,000 per annum The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic leadership and operational management of the organisation. […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is delighted to welcome Preservica as its newest charter member. Preservica has over a decade of expertise in digital preservation, investing in many research initiatives as well as being a well-respected member of several international collaborations with academia, archives, libraries and corporations. Today, Preservica’s on-premise and cloud hosted digital preservation […]

The first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software has been released. The software can be downloaded at: veraPDF is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the […]

We are delighted to welcome Artefactual Systems Inc. as the newest affiliate member of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF); the first since we launched our new membership model in June 2015. Artefactual Systems is the lead developer of three open-source software tools, Archivematica ( for digital preservation, AtoM ( for archival description and online access, […]