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 is pleased to announce that the National Library of Norway has become its latest charter member. The National Library of Norway collects all media types published in Norway, including radio and television broadcasts, films, music, and the Norwegian part of the Internet. Within the coming 20–30 years, they plan to digitize […]

The Open Preservation Foundation is delighted to welcome Arkivum as its newest affiliate member. Arkivum has a successful track record of delivering digital preservation solutions to some of the leading organisations in the UK, Europe and the USA. With both on-site and cloud-based managed digital preservation and big data archiving offerings, Arkivum is able to […]

We are pleased to announce that our 2014-2016 Annual Report has been published. The report looks back on the activities and achievements undertaken by the Foundation over the past two years. Highlights include: Launch of strategic plan 2015-18, new name, brand and website New membership and software supporter model Technology: stewardship and sustainability Knowledge: webinars […]

Events

05 Sep
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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 […]

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, […]

Blog

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 […]

With the release of the latest Siegfried there was added motivation for me to provide an analysis output for the format identification tool. With ‘double the magic’ there was a lot more for us to explore as analysts, and fingers crossed this release (a refactor) of my SQLite based analysis tool will help with that exploration. Previous […]