The Open Preservation Foundation

sustains technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage. We provide our members with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation.


The Open Preservation Foundation and PDF Association sign partnership agreement

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the PDF Association (PDFA) have today signed an agreement to formally recognise their on-going collaborative partnership. Signed by Olaf Drümmer, Chairman of the PDFA and Ed Fay, Executive Director of the OPF, the agreement aims to enhance the effectiveness of their respective activities by sharing access to one another’s […]

The National Library of Latvia joins the Open Preservation Foundation

We are very pleased to announce that the National Library of Latvia (Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka, NLB) has joined the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) as our newest charter member. The NLB preserves both physical and born digital printed material produced in Latvia, and has been digitizing their collections for the last 15 years. They have developed a […]

Call for Participation: OPF Digital Preservation Community Survey

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has launched an online survey to assess the current state-of-the-art in digital preservation practices. The survey explores the adoption of digital preservation approaches and technology. Both the findings and data from the survey will be published openly; the findings will enable peer institutions to benchmark their practice with others, and the […]


09 Feb
12 Feb

“Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation” For a decade IDCC has bought together leaders and experts in digital curation and the significance of good curation to research and innovation is now well recognised across the globe. At IDCC15 we aim to assess our progress and to help […]

06 Mar

The PREFORMA Phase 1 Final Workshop takes place in Brussels on 6 March. More information coming soon.

11 Mar
13 Mar

Come to the premier practitioner-driven digital preservation event. We’ll be bringing together an international group of experts in a wide range of fields, dedicated to providing timely, useful information. The agenda is still being formed, but will include: – Wednesday, March 11, 1-5pm: Optional Digital Preservation 101 Session An afternoon session drilling into the nuts […]


Siegfried and Roy

A little while ago I introduced a new file format identification tool, siegfried, on this blog. Since then, I’ve been refining the tool, with a goal of a 1.0 release early next year (probably around March). I hope you don’t mind the occasional update about my progress on this blog. One of my goals with […]

Carl Wilson
Posting blogs on the new OPF site

I thought I’d get the ball rolling by posting the first blog using the new front end. It’s taken a little longer than planned so we hope it’s worth the wait. Blogs are managed a little differently than the last site so I’ll just give a few brief pointers. We’ve separated editing and management of […]

Carl Wilson
Improvements to OPF services

I thought I’d write a few words about the new OPF web site and our immediate plans for it. The new look reflects our new brand and the release alongside our new strategic plan feels like a real milestone. In order to ensure last Mondays launch went smoothly we opted for a reliable initial release […]