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, includes the most up to date 
version of the specification ( and 
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)