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 (OPF) today launches its new strategy for 2015-18. It comprises three core strands: Technology, Knowledge, Advocacy and Alliances. ‘This is a new chapter for the Foundation’, explains Dr. Ross King, Chair of the OPF. ‘The strategic plan has been adopted by the Board of Directors after consultation with the membership and […]
VeraPDFa Consortium partners the Open Preservation Foundation, the PDF Association, Dual Lab, the Digital Preservation Coalition and KEEP SOLUTIONS, have been awarded the PREFORMA first phase design contract under the PDF/A strand. PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission, under its FP7-ICT Programme. PREFORMA’s objective […]
We are pleased to announce that we are changing our company name to the Open Preservation Foundation. The name change reflects the foundation's core purpose and vision in the field of digital preservation while retaining its widely-known acronym, OPF. During 2014 there have been several new additions to the foundation. Ed Fay was appointed […]
Overview: Multiple cultural heritage institutions in Poland are involved in digitization activities, building together a network of over 100 Polish digital libraries, and making over 2 million of digital objects accessible on-line (http://fbc.pionier.net.pl/). Since 1999 PSNC R&D centre (located in Poznan, Poland) has been supporting these activities with innovative technologies related to digitisation, metadata aggregation […]
“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 […]
The PREFORMA Phase 1 Final Workshop takes place in Brussels on 6 March. More information coming soon.
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 […]
Welcome to our new website! Take a look around – we hope you like it. We are concentrating on the core functionality of the website to begin with. We want to make sure everything is working properly. All the blogs are available to read, and users will be able to post content by tomorrow. We […]
I read Johan's fascinating post this morning about the obsolescence of Quattro Pro formats. In the post he included a set of Quattro Pro spreadsheets and invited others to try to access them using the original software or an old version of Excel. Luckily I have an old version of Quattro Pro available so I thought I'd […]