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The first release candidate for fido 1.4.0 is now available for community testing  Fido (Format Identification for Digital Objects) is an open-source command-line tool to identify the file formats of digital objects and part of the OPF reference toolset. The new release features Python 3 support in preparation for the end of Python 2 support […]

We are pleased to announce that jpylyzer 2.0 has been released following community testing. Jpylyzer is an open source validator and feature extractor for JP2 images, and part of the OPF reference toolset. This release contains some major new features including: Validation of raw codestreams An option to generate NISO MIX output (code contributed by […]

A new memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the DLM Forum.  The memorandum was signed at the DLM Forum Members’ Meeting in Helsinki by Remco van Veenendaal, Director, OPF Board, and Jan Dalsten Sørensen, Chair of the DLM Forum. The agreement facilitates both parties to build a collaborative […]

The 17th International Conference on Digital Preservation, iPRES 2020, will take place on 21-24 September 2020 in Beijing, China. It will be co-hosted by the National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) and the National Science Library (NSL).  The conference organisers now invite proposals for papers, panels, posters, workshops & tutorials, lightning talks, demonstration and hackathons.  […]

We would like to invite you to take part in the Open Preservation Foundation’s Digital Preservation Community Survey.  First carried out in 2015, the OPF Digital Preservation Community Survey is designed to capture community approaches to digital preservation, identify the tools you rely on and which resources you use to support your work.  The OPF […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is very pleased to welcome Harvard Library as its newest member. Harvard Library is the largest academic library in the world, tasked with stewarding the world’s knowledge for Harvard and sharing Harvard’s knowledge with the world. The Harvard Library advances scholarship through fundamental commitments to the creation, application, preservation, and […]

The first release candidate of jpylyzer 2.0 is now available for community testing. Jpylyzer is an open source validator and feature extractor for JP2 images, and part of the OPF reference toolset. This release contains some major new features including: Validation of raw codestreams An option to generate NISO MIX output (code contributed by Thomas […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is delighted to announce that we have become an affiliate member of the Open Source Initiative® (OSI). The OSI is the global non-profit formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source software, development, and communities. OSI affiliate members participate directly in the direction and development of […]

In 2018, with the support of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the new eArchiving Building Block was launched. On the 3 – 4 December, the European Commission is hosting a CEF eArchiving event to help you digitally archive your data, so that it can be consulted, exported and reused accordingly, and to provide documentary evidence […]

We are pleased to announce that our Autumn newsletter is now available! This issue features a round up from our time at iPRES, a summary of our latest news and software releases as well as information about our upcoming activities such as our document hack week and digital preservation community survey. Read our Autumn newsletter […]