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.


Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues invites submissions for a themed issue on Digital Preservation. The scale and diversity of digital collections in national memory institutions has grown immensely over the past decades. The challenges of maintaining and preserving these collections for future generations have been recognized and addressed in various forms, and solution […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download. It is accompanied by a beta version of our new documentation site. The site provides installation and user guides to help you get started with the veraPDF conformance checker. The beta site is online here: veraPDF 0.18 has the following fixes and enhancements: Application […]

The most significant celebration of achievements in digital preservation draws ever closer with just one month left to enter the Digital Preservation Awards 2016. Now is the time for you to send us your nominations and be in with a chance of being named the best in your field of expertise and receive recognition for […]


31 Aug
03 Sep

This annual event brings together the influential players of the record keeping sector. High profile speakers discuss latest developments and delegates can network with fellow members of the community. We know our future is a global one. Global relationships, interactions, communications and connectivity are shifting the way in which we live and work. The record, […]

05 Sep
09 Sep

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2016 will take place in Hannover, Germany on September 5-9, 2016. The conference will be jointly organized by the L3S […]

26 Sep
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 […]


Our Annual General Meeting took place on 1-2 June at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague. The board of directors held their monthly meeting in the morning, approving two new membership applications from Arkivum, and the National Library of Norway who joined us for the AGM. Chair of the board Dr. Ross King, AIT Austrian […]

Jenny Mitcham, Digital Archivist at the University of York started a nice snowball rolling last week when she asked “Research data – what does it really look like?” Paul Young at the National Archives, UK, was one of those to respond, to show that perhaps the snowball had been generating momentum for a number of […]

As promised yesterday this is the follow up blog to the refactor of my original DROID SQLite Analysis work. The new version now allows you to produce reports from the format identification tool Siegfried. In this blog I wanted to talk about a small number of other details that can be a bit harder to […]