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The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF)  has introduced a new membership model to make participation more accessible to all organisations with a commitment to ensuring long term access to digital content. Alongside the new membership model, we have also established a software supporter model to ensure the sustainability and future development of open source software tools in […]

The veraPDF Consortium is developing a new toolset for addressing preservation issues with PDF/A files and is consulting members to ensure the tools meet their needs. As part of the EC and PREFORMA Project funded veraPDF consortium, tools will be developed to validate PDF/A files and enable the checking of any PDF/A against an institutional […]

The archive of OPF webinar recordings is now available to members. (login required). They cover a range of different digital preservation topics. We have organised them in four categories: Preservation in Practice From the Toolbox Community Projects Open Source with OPF Members can select webinar topics and receive priority booking. We will continue to add new webinar […]

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

veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova and MediaArea start development on open source file compliance checkers for documents, still images and moving image materials. The prototyping phase of the public pre-commercial procurement project PREFORMA started on April 14th 2015, with the announcement of the three winners. The aim of PREFORMA is to develop an open-source toolset for […]

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 […]