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.


EDINA and the ISSN International Centre are pleased to announce the publication of Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record. This statement outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long-term accessibility of digital scholarship. View the statement at: Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital […]

The latest version of veraPDF is now available. Version 0.20 has the following enhancements: Application enhancements: added signature types to features report; depth of feature reporting now configurable; and altered log level of some validation methods. Conformance checker fixes: fix for validation of character encoding requirements of invisible fonts; and fix for ICC Profile mluc […]

Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues invites submissions for a themed issue on Digital Preservation. The scale and diversity of digital collections in national memory institutions has grown immensely over the past decades. The challenges of maintaining and preserving these collections for future generations have been recognized and addressed in various forms, and solution […]


31 Aug
03 Sep

This annual event brings together the influential players of the record keeping sector. High profile speakers discuss latest developments and delegates can network with fellow members of the community. We know our future is a global one. Global relationships, interactions, communications and connectivity are shifting the way in which we live and work. The record, […]

05 Sep
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 […]

08 Sep

The PREFORMA project is running a webinar series throughout September. The first webinar focuses on DPF Manager. Programme: DPF Manager introduction DPF Manager Demo How to contribute Future of DPF Manager Q&A Outline: DPF Manager is a multi-platform application and a framework designed to empower end users and developers to gain full control over the […]


At Archives New Zealand we were finding ‘WAVE’ files becoming a bottleneck of one of our ingest processes. The result initially looked odd to me where I had thought I had understood in the past that file format identification would not take longer to divine than a checksum. My rationale being that to identify a […]

Our Annual General Meeting took place on 1-2 June at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague. The board of directors held their monthly meeting in the morning, approving two new membership applications from Arkivum, and the National Library of Norway who joined us for the AGM. Chair of the board Dr. Ross King, AIT Austrian […]

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 […]