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Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert on TIFF (or anything else). This blog (series) is me sharing my recent look into TIFF errors. Please feel free to comment, point out errors, suggest better fixes, etc. At the end of the day, we’re all in this together and here to learn from each other! […]

By Micky Lindlar, posted in Micky Lindlar's Blog

19th Mar 2020  11:36 PM  522 Reads  1 Comment

The OPF Archives Interest Group (AIG) returned to Copenhagen earlier this month for a face-to-face meeting. Luckily, storm Ciara did not affect the travel from Estonia, the Netherlands, and the UK and we all made it safely to our hosts at the Danish National Archives (where we were  greeted with some tasty pastries and coffee).  […]

By Frederik Holmelund Kjærskov, posted in Frederik Holmelund Kjærskov's Blog

28th Feb 2020  2:44 PM  719 Reads  No comments

So, it’s nearly PRONOM Research Week 2019 and you want to get involved by creating a new file format signature (sign up here). In this post, I’ll outline how the two siegfried tools – sf and roy – can help in your signature development workflow. If you haven’t used siegfried before, please follow the Getting […]

By Richard, posted in Richard's Blog

15th Nov 2019  11:16 PM  1842 Reads  No comments

Prendre en charge correctement du JPEG 32 bits Une histoire haute en couleur d’Alix Bruys, Bertrand Caron, Yannick Grandcolas et Thomas Ledoux de la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) [Note : This blog is the french version of the JPEG got the Blues blog] Le contexte : acquisition de photographies nativement numériques de théâtres parisiens […]

By tledoux, posted in tledoux's Blog

9th Nov 2019  1:47 PM  1338 Reads  No comments

Properly Rendering 32-bits JPEG A colorful story by Alix Bruys, Bertrand Caron, Yannick Grandcolas and Thomas Ledoux from the National Library of France (BnF) [Note : Ce billet existe en version française sous le titre Le blues du JPEG.] The Context: Acquired Born-Digital Photographs of Parisian Theaters On October the 20th of 2017, the Department […]

By tledoux, posted in tledoux's Blog

7th Nov 2019  8:01 AM  1964 Reads  No comments

It really feels good to win an award! Especially in a situation where you initially started the [award-winning] work just because you faced this particular challenge in your everyday job, having no public acknowledgement in mind. The OPF Archives Interest Group (AIG) won the Best Poster Audience Award at iPRES 2019 for reporting on the […]

By Kati Sein, posted in Kati Sein's Blog

21st Oct 2019  3:38 PM  1139 Reads  1 Comment

Back in March, we opened up the 2019 member survey. We were pleased to receive 21 responses from OPF member organisations including libraries, archives, universities, digital preservation vendors, and government institutions. The results revealed some interesting insights into the current state-of-play in digital preservation policy and practice among our members, and in this post, we […]

By Charlotte Armstrong, posted in Charlotte Armstrong's Blog

15th Aug 2019  3:07 PM  1427 Reads  No comments

For our summer newsletter, we spoke to David Clipsham from The National Archives of the UK who was recently appointed to the OPF Board of Directors. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role I work as the Technical Architect for the Digital Archiving department at The National Archives. I work with our developers […]

By Becky McGuinness, posted in Becky McGuinness's Blog

27th Jun 2019  12:58 PM  1177 Reads  No comments

The OPF team returned to The Hague last week for our Annual General Meeting. We began on Wednesday 22 May with a meeting of our Board of Directors, which covered OPF’s recent activities and outputs, plans for our new website and some interesting discussions about the FAIR community and the future of the Keepers Registry. […]

By Charlotte Armstrong, posted in Charlotte Armstrong's Blog

31st May 2019  1:12 PM  1414 Reads  1 Comment

Some recent Twitter discussions led to me explaining how The National Archives’ CSV Validator (and CSV Schema Language) could be combined with a CSV file exported from a DROID report to detect duplicate digital files based on their checksum. Rachel MacGregor has written this up in her blog post Seeing double. This general idea could […]

By David Underdown, posted in David Underdown's Blog

28th May 2019  6:05 PM  2190 Reads  2 Comments