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

Becoming more confident in the low-level encoding, it is time to look at the reproduction of actual bit streams. Our current knowledge, together with the directory listing, strongly suggests an HP system of the 1980s.  The call for input brought up some more information on possible disk formats. A colleague (in another city) who worked […]

The experiments and floppy disk imaging in Berlin left us pretty optimistic, that our hardware setup for the recovery task, especially the Mitsubishi floppy drive is working properly. We got a stream image of every disk that we can analyze further. Of course we hoped that we would get results by just running the Kryoflux […]

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 […]