Open sustainable digital preservation


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 […]


27 Feb

In the first of the CEF eArchiving Building Block’s training webinars, Karin Bredenberg, metadata strategist at Sydarkivera will introduce the Common Specification for Information Packages (CSIP). The live webinar running between 10-11.00 CET on Thursday 27 February 2020 will be followed by an interactive Q&A session which is an opportunity for attendees to: learn about the basics of […]

19 May
22 May

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) addresses the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being […]

09 Jun

Save the date! The tenth Annual General Meeting of Open Preservation Foundation will take place on Tuesday 9 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. This year, the members meeting will be followed by OPFCon, an open celebration to mark 10 years of the OPF.


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]