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In light of the ongoing global pandemic, we have made the decision to move OPFCON online. In collaboration with our working group, we are reshaping the conference to make it a virtual event. We will be updating the event page with more details over the next few weeks, and we look forward to coming together […]

Catch up on all of our recent news, events and activities in our Spring 2020 newsletter. Read about our new members, some exciting upcoming developments, and important updates in light of the new challenges that we are all facing together. Read the newsletter here and subscribe to our mailing list to receive future editions straight […]

To the PASIG Community: It will come as no surprise that PASIG 2020, currently scheduled for May 18-20 in Madrid, cannot take place as originally scheduled. The PASIG Steering Committee, along with the local organizers at Biblioteca digital memoriademadrid, have discussed all current options for the event. We have decided for now to *postpone* the […]

We are pleased to announce that JHOVE 1.24 is now available to download. JHOVE is an open source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF reference toolset.  This community release incorporates the global contributions made during our development and document hack weeks, held during 2019, as well […]

The Digitales Archiv Nordrhein-Westfalen (DA NRW) has become the latest organisation to join the Open Preservation Foundation. DA NRW is an information technology offer for all institutions that need to store their electronic cultural assets securely and permanently. It brings together Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, represented by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW, and the Zweckverband […]

2020 marks 10 years of the Open Preservation Foundation. In honour of this occasion, we are hosting a global conference to celebrate together with our members and friends in the digital preservation community. OPFCON will take place on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. We are now offering sponsorship opportunities for OPFCON […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that the first veraPDF 1.16 release candidate is now available for community testing. Download the release candidate here. veraPDF is an open source, industry supported PDF/A validator, and part of the OPF reference toolset. This release includes new features and fixes including:  Added support for Function objects […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision) as our newest member.  Sound and Vision is a leading media archive that identified sustainable digital preservation as one of its leading business processes. Founded in 1997, Sound and Vision is responsible for collecting, preserving and presenting […]

We’ve released a new version of the JHOVE 1.24 release candidate that fixes: an issue that caused the GUI to output object references rather than properties; another GUI problem that caused some error IDs to be hidden; a GUI crash caused by casting issues with some Property arrays; and minor fixes to the formatting of […]

Due to several requests to extend the deadline of the call for contributions to OPFCON, the final deadline is now 17:00 CET on Friday 31 January. OPFCON will take place on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. The theme is open sustainable digital preservation. OPFCON celebrates 10 years of the OPF and […]