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.


OPF member, the British Library, currently has a vacancy in their digital preservation team for a Preservation Repository Manager. Salary: £35,750 to £42,000 per annum Location: Boston Spa, Yorkshire Job type: Permanent This is an exciting opportunity to join the British Library as Preservation Repository Manager and help ensure their digital collections are properly preserved for future […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome The National Archives of the UK as our newest charter member. The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government. They are the guardians of more than 1,000 years of iconic national and international documents, including the Domesday Book, Shakespeare’s will, and […]

You are invited to join the first in an ongoing series of bi-monthly calls for active Archivematica users or stakeholders on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 12pm EST / 9am PST / 6pm CET. These calls will be entirely driven and run by the user community. The goal is to create a space for discussion that will […]


27 Mar

This webinar will provide an overview of Emulation as a Service and will cover the following topics: Introducing the EaaS desktop application, setup and configuration Importing existing disk images, including forensic formats such as EWF/EnCase Working with objects Publication options: from the desktop into the Cloud The future of EaaS – the OpenSLX GmbH will […]

11 Apr
13 Apr

Archivematica are heading back across the Atlantic for a second camp in Europe, co-hosted by the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam! Inspired by similar events like Hydra Camp, Islandora Camp and Fedora Camp, Archivematica Camp is intended to provide a space for anyone interested in or currently using Archivematica to come together, learn about […]

12 Apr

Webinar overview The Wikidata knowledge base provides a public infrastructure for machine-readable metadata about computing resources. To optimize the Wikidata knowledge base for digital preservation professionals we need to create additional structured descriptions about file formats and software titles. To facilitate this process, we introduce the Wikidata for Digital Preservation portal. This free software portal […]


Motivation When it comes to PDF validation, the world is suddenly very small. Although many digital archives have to deal with PDF (rather than PDF/A, at least not from the start), there is only one PDF-validator that I know of and that’s JHOVE. Having worked with JHOVE for six years now, I feel I know […]

On 28 November 2017, the first group of students completed the basic course ‘Learning Digital Preservation’ (Leren Preserveren in Dutch). The thirteen students, working at archives, museums and a ministry, rated the course of the Digital Heritage Network, Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) and the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation with an 8 (7.96 out of […]

Archiving and Digital Preservation require international cooperation. For that reason, but also because we are preparing an application for the Data Seal of Approval (now Core Trust Seal), the National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH) had several documents translated. Information about NANETH previously only available in Dutch is now also available in English. The English version is a translation […]