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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 […]

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 […]