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.


OPF member, The National Archives, currently has a vacancy for a Digital Archivist. Closing Date: 18 January 2019 Location: The National Archives, Kew Reference number: 1615541 Job description Digital Archivist UK Civil Service, Higher Executive Officer, Permanent, Full time (flexible working based on 36 hours/week) or part-time/job share £30,000 Are you seeking to develop your career in a world […]

As 2018 draws to a close, we are pleased to publish our End of Year Highlights and share them with the community. This report showcases our work over the past year, including an overview of our knowledge sharing and best practice activities, updates about the maintenance and development of our open source digital preservation tools, and a […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL) as our most recent charter member. As part of its legal missions as a national heritage library, the BnL collects, catalogues, enriches and preserves all publications issued in Luxembourg as well as all those issued abroad relating to the Grand […]


15 Jan
18 Jan

The Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving is a four-day training event organised by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with AVA_Netthat. The event gives participants the practical knowledge to design and implement a preservation, plan for their audiovisual collections. The fourth edition of the Winter School takes place at the Netherlands Institute […]

22 Jan

The E-ARK project produced open specifications to be used with the E-ARK tools and services. As part of the eArchiving Building Block, the E-ARK4ALL consortium has enhanced and stabilised the specifications which were released for review by the community in December 2018. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to the specifications, explain how they […]

23 Jan

Event Description The DPC, DRI and the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London are pleased to invite students and new professionals in archives, records management and librarianship to a half day conference on practical workplace skills in digital preservation, sponsored by the ARA, IRMS and DPC Supporters. This conference will bring a […]


On 7 December, I attended the launch of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Building Blocks in Brussels. I was there on behalf of OPF – we are participating in the E-ARK4ALL consortium who are working on the eArchiving Building Block. This was the second event from the CEF introducing the three new Building Blocks (Big […]

Barbara Sierman is the chair of the OPF Board and Digital Preservation consultant at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) Her generous and long-standing contribution to the digital preservation community was recently recognised when she was presented with the DPC Fellowship at the Digital Preservation Awards 2018. For our winter newsletter, we interviewed Barbara to learn more […]

Blogpost by Kees Teszelszky (with input of Hanna Koppelaar, Jeffrey van der Hoeven, Ben O’Brien, Steve Knight and Andrea Goethals) The Web Curator Tool (WCT) is a globally used workflow management application designed for selective web archiving in digital heritage collecting organisations. Version 2.0 of the WCT is now available on Github. This release is […]