We are pleased to announce the latest release of fido
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identification for digital objects) is now available. Version 1.3.3 has the
following features and enhancements:

   - Update to the latest PRONOM signature file, version 84, released in
   January 2016. PRONOM v.84 includes updates to container signatures
   - Available on the Python Package Index (PyPI), as opf-fido - fido can now be installed with a
   simple ‘pip install opf-fido’
   - Support for python3 and should work with python3 and 2.7
   - Improved support for Container formats (OLE and zip) - In earlier
   releases, a number of Microsoft Office formats were mis-identified as
   fmt/111 (OLE container)
   - Bugfixes, added tests, improved packaging

Download the latest version of fido at:

fido is maintained by Artefactual ( as part of
their affiliate membership of the Foundation. fido can be automatically
installed with Archivematica, but it is also available as a stand-alone
command line tool and can be incorporated into other digital preservation

There will be a free webinar on fido for format identification and why it
matters today, Tuesday 10 May at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CET /11:00 EST / 08:00
Becky McGuinness | Community Manager
@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1

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