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In February the JHOVE format validation tool was transferred to OPF stewardship. We have now completed our initial review of JHOVE, and have identified all of the resources that we will maintain or preserve. The report is available on our new JHOVE product page, along with an overview of current activity and links to the source […]

OPF member, the British Library, are recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer in their Digital Preservation team: The British Library is one of the World’s greatest research libraries, committed to providing researchers with access to reliable digital content now and into the future. Our digital collection is one of the most exciting and heterogeneous in the world, […]

We have established two new interest groups in response to feedback from our members: documents and emulation. The purpose of our interest groups is to facilitate communication and collaboration on a specific digital preservation theme or topic. The topics are selected by our members, and the groups are led by a member organisation. The interest […]

OPF member, the Brtiish Library, has a vacancy for a Repository Manager. Come join us as custodians of the UKs national collection of digital content This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of repository management and help ensure the Library can preserve its digital collections far into the future. […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has started the process of taking over stewardship of JHOVE, the widely-used open source digital preservation tool. JHOVE (JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment) provides functions to perform format-specific identification, validation, and characterisation of digital objects. It was originally developed by Harvard Library and JSTOR in 2003. OPF will be working with […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the PDF Association (PDFA) have today signed an agreement to formally recognise their on-going collaborative partnership. Signed by Olaf Drümmer, Chairman of the PDFA and Ed Fay, Executive Director of the OPF, the agreement aims to enhance the effectiveness of their respective activities by sharing access to one another’s […]

We are very pleased to announce that the National Library of Latvia (Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka, NLB) has joined the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) as our newest charter member. The NLB preserves both physical and born digital printed material produced in Latvia, and has been digitizing their collections for the last 15 years. They have developed a […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has launched an online survey to assess the current state-of-the-art in digital preservation practices. The survey explores the adoption of digital preservation approaches and technology. Both the findings and data from the survey will be published openly; the findings will enable peer institutions to benchmark their practice with others, and the […]

Announced at the ‘SUCCEED in Digitisation, Spreading Excellence’ conference at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and IMPACT Centre of Competence in Digitisation (IMPACT) have signed an Agreement of Alliance to strengthen their collaboration and enhance their respective membership benefits. ‘This Agreement supports our strategic plan 2015-18’ comments Ed Fay, […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) today launches its new strategy for 2015-18. It comprises three core strands: Technology, Knowledge, Advocacy and Alliances. ‘This is a new chapter for the Foundation’, explains Dr. Ross King, Chair of the OPF. ‘The strategic plan has been adopted by the Board of Directors after consultation with the membership and […]