Open sustainable digital preservation


iPRES 2019 is excited to offer you the preliminary programme for the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation. Our Programme Committee, lots of fantastic reviewers and a good many volunteers worked hard on shaping and drafting a GREAT programme for iPRES 2019. A very warm welcome to iPRES 2019 and to Amsterdam, The Netherlands! iPRES […]

The first release candidate for veraPDF 1.14 is now available for community testing. veraPDF is an open source, industry supported PDF/A validator, and part of the OPF reference toolset. This release contains a large number of bug fixes and feature requests including the latest resolutions from the Validation Technical Working Group (TWG) of the PDF […]

The E-ARK4ALL project and the DILCIS Board are proud to announce the official release of the next generation of E-ARK specifications! The new releases include a number of bug fixes and other updates which were only possible thanks to the huge amount of valuable feedback from the archival community in early 2019! We would like […]


20 Jun

The next OPF tech clinic will take place on Thursday 20 June. 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 […]

26 Jun
28 Jun

Held in Dublin from 26-28 June 2019, the conference brings library directors and their staff together for three days of networking and collaboration. The goal of the conference is to identify the most pressing needs for research libraries, and to share information and ideas for addressing those needs. Before the main conference, many delegates join […]

08 Jul
12 Jul

The Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS), together with the UK and Republic of Ireland’s Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research (FARMER) will host the eleventh annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) from 8 – 12 July 2019 in Liverpool, UK. These week-long annual working institutes are designed to strengthen education […]


The OPF team returned to The Hague last week for our Annual General Meeting. We began on Wednesday 22 May with a meeting of our Board of Directors, which covered OPF’s recent activities and outputs, plans for our new website and some interesting discussions about the FAIR community and the future of the Keepers Registry. […]

Some recent Twitter discussions led to me explaining how The National Archives’ CSV Validator (and CSV Schema Language) could be combined with a CSV file exported from a DROID report to detect duplicate digital files based on their checksum. Rachel MacGregor has written this up in her blog post Seeing double. This general idea could […]

OPF Hack Week Summary It’s now over two weeks since the OPF JHOVE Hack Week finished, though following the Easter break it doesn’t feel that long ago. The OPF are currently reviewing and merging the contributions we received. The review seems a good opportunity to write a quick blog post to give an overview of […]