Open sustainable digital preservation


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 […]


26 Nov

This webinar will provide a user’s guide as to what’s changed in the latest version of Fido. We will cover: Fixes and new features in the new version, including: Improved testing and QA Python 3 support What does this mean for users? How do you report a bug or request a new feature? Fido future […]

28 Nov

This webinar will provide a user’s guide as to what’s changed in the latest version of Jypylyzer. We will cover: Fixes and new features in the new major version, including:  Change to output format  The addition of raw codestream validation functionality  Updated Debian packaging  Compliance with PEP8 and PEP257  Automated build process for Windows binaries […]

03 Dec
04 Dec

On the 3 – 4 of 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 when and where needed. The event offers the unique opportunity to learn how eArchiving can be used beyond traditional archiving tools […]


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 […]