Library of Congress

Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > Partners > JHOVE2 Project

Lead Partner: California Digital Library
Additional Partners: Portico, Stanford University

This project supports the next version of the JSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment. JHOVE performs format-specific identification, validation, and characterization of digital objects. JHOVE 2 aims to address a number of areas identified by the collective experience of the JHOVE user community.


  • To refactor the existing JHOVE architecture and API
  • To support enhancements to existing JHOVE functionality
  • To develop JHOVE2 modules supporting a number of important preservation-related processes.

More detailed project information can be found at the Project Web site (external link).