Open sustainable digital preservation

News

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 […]

The European Commission is hosting a CEF eArchiving event on 3-4 December in Brussels. Meet eArchiving offers the unique opportunity to learn how eArchiving can be used beyond traditional tools and how to overcome the implementation challenges.  Due to popular demand, all places for the event have been filled and registration has now been closed. […]

The first release candidate for fido 1.4.0 is now available for community testing  Fido (Format Identification for Digital Objects) is an open-source command-line tool to identify the file formats of digital objects and part of the OPF reference toolset. The new release features Python 3 support in preparation for the end of Python 2 support […]

Events

11 Dec

The latest release of JHOVE is formed of the contributions made by the software’s global user community. Many of the new features and bug fixes were the outcome of the OPF’s development and document hack weeks, which aimed to celebrate and encourage meaningful contributions to open source software. In this webinar will provide a user’s […]

12 Dec

The next OPF tech clinic will take place on Thursday 12 December. The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated […]

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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 […]

Blog

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 […]