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The JHOVE2 development community is pleased to announce the release of Version 2.1.0 of the open-source JHOVE2 format characterization tool.

Version 2.1.0 of JHOVE2 includes 3 new format modules, 1 new identifier module, 1 new displayer module, and several bug fixes and enhancements from the Issues page on the JHOVE2 wiki.

The new format modules included in this release are for the ARC, WARC, and GZIP formats.

The new Identifier module uses the UNIX "file" utility, giving JHOVE2 users the choice of employing either DROID or file for identification of file formats.

The new XSLDisplayer module (which extends XMLDisplayer) can do XSLT transformations on the XML output before displaying it.

This release also reflects a new milestone in the JHOVE2 development community.  The new format and identifier modules are the contribution of developers from institutions (Bibliothéque Nationale de France and NETARKIVET.DK) beyond the original project participants (California Digital Library, Portico, and Stanford University Libraries).

Please see the release notes at for detailed information about the release and for information about configuring JHOVE2 to use the new identifier module.  For information about issues resolved in this release, known bugs, open issues, and enhancement requests, please refer to

[cid:[log in to unmask]]   JHOVE2 Issues page

For detailed installation and configuration instructions please refer to:

[cid:[log in to unmask]]   JHOVE2 User's Guide

For detailed guidance on developing additional format modules please refer to:

[cid:[log in to unmask]]   JHOVE2 Architectural Overview
[cid:[log in to unmask]]   JHOVE2 Programmer's Guide

Questions concerning the use of JHOVE2 and module development should be addressed to
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Specific errors or suggestions may be reported to the JHOVE2 issue tracker at

The JHOVE2 development community welcomes all interested members of the preservation community to contribute to improving and extending the JHOVE2 tool.

Sheila M. Morrissey

On behalf of the JHOVE2 development community:<>

Laurent Bihanic

Stephen Abrams,
Patricia Cruse
John Kunze
Marisa Strong
Perry Willett

Nicholas Clarke

John Meyer
Sheila Morrissey

Richard Anderson
Tom Cramer
Hannah Frost

Sheila M. Morrissey
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