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 delighted to learn that veraPDF, one of our core open source digital preservation tools, has won a place in the finals for the Software Sustainability Institute’s Award for Research and Innovation. The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards is a world-wide celebration of significant and state-of-the-art contributions to securing our digital legacy. This […]

Job title:​ DevOps Engineer Hours:​ Flexible (30+hours/week) Contract type:​ Fixed term for 6 months, with potential to extend Salary: Up to £30,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience Reports to:​ Technical Lead Location:​ Boston Spa, Yorkshire The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is looking for an experienced, motivated and technically versatile DevOps Engineer to join […]

Job title:​ Project Officer Hours:​ Flexible (30+hours/week) Contract type:​ Fixed term for 6 months, with potential to extend Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience Reports to:​ Community Manager Location:​ Boston Spa, Yorkshire The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is looking for an experienced, motivated and highly organised Project Officer to join […]

Events

18 Oct

Overview This webinar will focus on a selection of advanced imaging services which have been developed and used over the last years at the KU Leuven Libraries for the digitisation of documentary heritage. The presentation aims to demonstrate how a mid-range multispectral imaging set-up has step-by-step been fine-tuned towards a standardised acquisition procedure. In addition, […]

24 Oct

This one-day conference focuses on grey literature, repositories, data management, open access and legal issues. The conference will also be extended with a half-day workshop on data papers. The call for papers is open now. Interested speakers are invited to submit their proposals. All proposals will be validated by the Programme Committee. The submission deadline is May 14. More information, topics of interest […]

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15 Nov

Web archiving is now into its third decade of practice and there is much experience to reflect upon and many achievements to acknowledge. It is also a critical time to look to the future and to the technical, legal, ethical and organisational challenges that saving the web for citizens and for researchers continue to present. […]

Blog

Significant Significant Properties At iPres 2018 in Boston, we presented our work on ‘Significant Significant Properties’ (SSP): those properties of information types that most digital preservation practitioners find significant in most contexts. Or, as we explained it in our ‘Minute Madness’ presentation: When you prepare a meal, you need to be aware of ingredients most of us […]

By Iris Geldermans (Intern June – August 2018 at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek | National Library of the Netherlands) Original text: https://www.kb.nl/blogs/duurzame-toegang/nl-blogosfeer-burgers-verslaan-een-ramp For the past three months, I have worked as an intern at the KB | National Library to form a collection of Dutch weblogs for the webarchive called the NL-blogosfeer (Dutch Blogosphere). During this […]

Technical provenance metadata is metadata that details technical changes that have been to a file during its life. Note that this does not detail changes made across versions of a file, but to the file itself. Within the National Library of New Zealand systems environment, we have no single natural home for technical provenance information […]