The OCFL Editors are pleased to announce version 1.0 of the Oxford
Common File Layout, reflecting over 24 months of work by the OCFL
Editors and the digital preservation and technology communities.
The initiative originated in September 2017 from informal discussions at
a Fedora/Samvera camp in Oxford, UK. These discussions identified the
need for a simple, non-proprietary, specified, open-standards approach
to the layout of files for the purpose of preservation persistence.
Subsequently, a kickoff community meeting attracted 47 attendees from 32
institutions, confirming the need and resulting in the establishment of
the OCFL Editors team.
The OCFL website at https://ocfl.io, includes the most up to date
version of the specification (https://ocfl.io/1.0/spec) and
implementation notes (https://ocfl.io/1.0/implementation-notes/) as well
as the latest draft. The press release detailing the release of the OCFL
version 1.0 can be found on the news section of the OCFL website.
The OCFL Editors:
Andrew Hankinson (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
Neil Jefferies (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
Rosalyn Metz (Emory University)
Julian Morley (Stanford University)
Simeon Warner (Cornell University)
Andrew Woods (LYRASIS)