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 and nestor have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to facilitate discussion between the two organisations and to co-operate on activities to promote digital preservation. Sabrina Kistner Hidalgo, Head of the nestor Office said: “nestor and the OPF share central goals such as digital preservation advocacy, knowledge exchange and […]

After a week of suspense the Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce the last set of finalists for the Safeguarding the Digital Legacy Category of the 2016 Digital Preservation Awards. The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is a world-wide celebration of the achievements of those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to ensuring our […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. Version 0.22 has the following improvements: Application enhancements: changed default feature generation to document level features; added a new GUI dialog for managing feature generation options; added a user-friendly Java OutOfMemoryError with suggestions for reconfiguration; CLI can now overwrite report files; added help message when […]

Events

26 Sep
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28 Sep

The Sixth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage—DiPP2016 is organized under the patronage of UNESCO and aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus […]

03 Oct
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06 Oct

The Swiss National Library is delighted to announce that the 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) will take place in Bern from October 3 – 6, 2016. iPRES is the longest standing digital preservation conference in the world. This important event brings together key theorists, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest trends, innovations, […]

26 Oct
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28 Oct

The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), among the preeminent international conferences on Digital Preservation, is coming to NYC. Now in its ninth year, PASIG is a practical, solutions focused conference that places a strong emphasis on the following: Comparison of high-level OAIS architectures, services-oriented architecture work, and use cases Cooperation on standard-based, open-source […]

Blog

The National Library of New Zealand is looking for an experienced Digital Preservation Web Engineer to lead its web archiving programme. This might feel like job recruitment post, but we’re seeing at as rare chance to talk about how we think about our ongoing digital preservation program, and what happens when we identify a gap […]

The story so far An 8″ Floppy Disk Challenge Digital Obsolescence: Reproducing Floppy Data Cables Spinning up the first 8″ disk Running more informed experiments in the 8″ world Getting desperate: Down to the Physical Layer After confirming as well as we could that our hardware setup of the 8” drive and the adapters was […]

After we found out about the fdrawcmd and the characteristics of the Nashua and its track 0, we hoped to reproduce it on the relevant disks. Unfortunately no success here. We had to rule out possible problems like: The disks were not formatted at all (because of being backup disks – at least some labels […]