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.

News

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome The National Archives of the UK as our newest charter member. The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government. They are the guardians of more than 1,000 years of iconic national and international documents, including the Domesday Book, Shakespeare’s will, and […]

You are invited to join the first in an ongoing series of bi-monthly calls for active Archivematica users or stakeholders on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 12pm EST / 9am PST / 6pm CET. These calls will be entirely driven and run by the user community. The goal is to create a space for discussion that will […]

Last call! There is just under a month left for institutions to take advantage of the BitCurator Consortium (BCC) and Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) discount trial membership opportunity!  We encourage those institutions that have been considering joining these communities to sign up now. Please see details below: From 1 January 2017, members of the OPF […]

Events

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Beyond FAIR – from principles to practice to global join up Overview The need to manage and share digital outputs and data has been clearly articulated and gained international traction over the past decade or more. Effective data handling skills and curation services are essential to support and embed these practices. Much progress has been […]

22 Feb

The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated workflows and systems; investigating problems and issues with open source tools; assistance […]

22 Feb

In this webinar, we will provide an overview and update on tools developed as part of the BitCurator Access and BitCurator NLP projects. The BitCurator Access project developed open-source software that support access to disk images through three approaches: building tools to support web-based services, enabling the export of file systems and associated metadata, and […]

Blog

Motivation When it comes to PDF validation, the world is suddenly very small. Although many digital archives have to deal with PDF (rather than PDF/A, at least not from the start), there is only one PDF-validator that I know of and that’s JHOVE. Having worked with JHOVE for six years now, I feel I know […]

On 28 November 2017, the first group of students completed the basic course ‘Learning Digital Preservation’ (Leren Preserveren in Dutch). The thirteen students, working at archives, museums and a ministry, rated the course of the Digital Heritage Network, Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation with an 8 (7.96 out of […]

Archiving and Digital Preservation require international cooperation. For that reason, but also because we are preparing an application for the Data Seal of Approval (now Core Trust Seal), the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH) had several documents translated. Information about NANETH previously only available in Dutch is now also available in English. The English version is a translation […]