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 British Library has the following vacancies for three new positions in their digital preservation team. The British Library is one of the World’s greatest research libraries, committed to providing researchers with access to reliable digital content now and into the future. Its digital collection is one of the most exciting and heterogeneous in the world, […]

Yale University Library is recruiting for a full time Digital Preservation Librarian. The incumbent will report to the digital preservation manager and will work within the digital preservation team to preserve the Library’s digital content. The Digital Preservation Librarian will be an expert in the Library’s Digital Preservation Systems and processes and a first point […]

OPF member, the British Library, is recruiting for a Preservation Repository Manager. The British Library is one of the world’s greatest research libraries, committed to providing researchers with access to reliable digital content now and into the future. It’s digital collection is one of the most exciting and heterogeneous in the world, containing everything from digitised books and […]

Events

30 Nov

International Digital Preservation Day is held on the last Thursday of every November. This year, the first ever International Digital Preservation Day on 30th November 2017 will draw together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials. The aim of the day […]

14 Dec

Our next webinar takes place in collaboration with the IMAPCT Centre of Competence. Transkribus is a Research Infrastructure for automated transcription, recognition and searching in historical documents – whether they are handwritten or printed, date back to the middle-ages or represent modern writing in Latin, English, Finnish, Arabic or any other character based alphabet. Transkribus […]

14 Dec

The tech clinic offers OPF members the opportunity to book one-to-one online sessions to discuss any technical aspects of your work. This might include: getting started with OPF tools, e.g. installation and basic usage; help with integrating open source tools into local automated workflows and systems; investigating problems and issues with open source tools; assistance […]

Blog

Following on from Notes from ‘Shaping our future memory standards’ the final PREFORMA conference, day 1, here are my notes from day 2: Monika Hagedorn-Saupe from the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation was the first speaker on day 2 of the conference. She spoke about the ‘Situation and perspectives for digital preservation among cultural heritage institutions’. […]

I wasn’t at iPres this year where the Foundation was represented by our new Executive Director, Martin Wrigley. One paper I was interested in was “PDF/A considered harmful for digital preservation” by Marco Klindt of Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). If you’re interested in PDF/A and haven’t read it you should, it’s well researched and presents […]

Related to my work exploring hyperlinks in documentary heritage – something I feel we’ll be taking care of for a long time – I created a hyperlink extract tool called tikalinkextract. Put simply – the tool will take your collection of files, extract the intellectual content using Apache Tika, and then analyse that content for […]