Open sustainable digital preservation

News

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 […]

Events

19 May
To
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.

10 Jun

2020 marks 10 years of the Open Preservation Foundation. To honour this occasion, we invite you to join us at a global celebration on 10 June at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. OPFCON celebrates a decade of OPF, considers our impact on the community, and reflects on our role in the future of digital […]

Blog

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! […]

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).  […]

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 […]