Version 1.1 of the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) Released

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Metz, Rosalyn

Oct 7, 2022, 8:33:56 AM10/7/22

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The OCFL Editors are pleased to announce version 1.1 of the Oxford Common File Layout. The focus of this revision is correction and clarification based on implementation experience and community feedback. Version 1.1 is backward compatible with version 1.0.

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.

The OCFL website at includes the most up-to-date version of the specification, the implementation notes, and the latest draft. The press release announcing the OCFL version 1.1 can be found on the news section of the OCFL website and includes more information detailing the release.

If you’re implementing OCFL locally, please let us know.


The OCFL Editors:
    Neil Jefferies (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
    Rosalyn Metz (Emory University)
    Julian Morley (Stanford University)
    Simeon Warner (Cornell University)
    Andrew Woods (LYRASIS)


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