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.


Open Preservation Foundation launches new strategy, brand and website

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) today launches its new strategy for 2015-18. It comprises three core strands: Technology, Knowledge, Advocacy and Alliances. ‘This is a new chapter for the Foundation’, explains Dr. Ross King, Chair of the OPF. ‘The strategic plan has been adopted by the Board of Directors after consultation with the membership and […]

VeraPDFa Consortium awarded Phase 1 of PREFORMA Call for Tender for PDF/A validation

VeraPDFa Consortium partners the Open Preservation Foundation, the PDF Association, Dual Lab, the Digital Preservation Coalition and KEEP SOLUTIONS, have been awarded the PREFORMA first phase design contract under the PDF/A strand.   PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission, under its FP7-ICT Programme. PREFORMA’s objective […]

Open Planets Foundation is becoming the Open Preservation Foundation

We are pleased to announce that we are changing our company name to the Open Preservation Foundation. The name change reflects the foundation's core purpose and vision in the field of digital preservation while retaining its widely-known acronym, OPF.    During 2014 there have been several new additions to the foundation. Ed Fay was appointed […]


24 Nov
26 Nov

The “5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” will take placein Antalya, Turkey, from November 24-26, 2014. To commemorate the 2014 Turkish-German Science Year, IMCW2014 is organized in cooperation with Hacettepe University and the Goethe-Institutes in Turkey. IMCW2014 will be held jointly with the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM2014) at […]

04 Dec

Overview: Multiple cultural heritage institutions in Poland are involved in digitization activities, building together a network of over 100 Polish digital libraries, and making over 2 million of digital objects accessible on-line ( Since 1999 PSNC R&D centre (located in Poznan, Poland) has been supporting these activities with innovative technologies related to digitisation, metadata aggregation […]

09 Feb
12 Feb

“Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation” For a decade IDCC has bought together leaders and experts in digital curation and the significance of good curation to research and innovation is now well recognised across the globe. At IDCC15 we aim to assess our progress and to help […]


Introducing our new website
Welcome to our new website! Take a look around – we hope you like it. We are concentrating on the core functionality of the website to begin with. We want to make sure everything is working properly. All the blogs are available to read, and users will be able to post content by tomorrow. We […]
Euan Cochrane
Opening Johan’s Quattro Pro files in Quattro Pro 6 for Win 3.11
I read Johan's fascinating post this morning about the obsolescence of Quattro Pro formats. In the post he included a set of Quattro Pro spreadsheets and invited others to try to access them using the original software or an old version of Excel. Luckily I have an old version of Quattro Pro available so I thought I'd […]
Quattro Pro for DOS: an obsolete format at last?
While browsing ArchiveTeam's File Formats Wiki earlier this week, I came across some entries I created there on Quattro Pro spreadsheets two years ago. At the time I had also contributed some old Quattro Pro for DOS spreadsheets (here and here) from my personal archives to the OPF format corpus. Seeing those files again, I […]