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

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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. […]

13 Nov

OPF members are invited to book one-to-one online sessions with our technical lead, Carl, 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 […]

15 Nov

This webinar will explore the background and motivation for the Preservation Action Registries (PAR) project. Funded as part of the Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS) pilot program, the project has created an initial proof-of-concept for the exchange of recommended preservation actions. Current digital preservation systems such as Archivematica and Preservica lack a common and […]

Blog

For our Autumn Newsletter, we spoke to Micky Lindlar, an OPF director, and highly active member of the digital preservation community: Tell us a bit about yourself and your role I am a Technical Analyst at TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, which functions as the German National Subject Library for Science […]

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 […]