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.


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 […]

The Open Preservation Foundation welcomes Yale University Library as its newest member. Yale University Library (YUL) is a leading academic research library that supports the mission of Yale University. Its astonishing collections range from ancient papyri and early printed books to digital collections and electronic databases using many formats including text, photographs, video, audio, data, […]


19 Oct

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 […]

25 Oct
26 Oct

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) invites proposals for Digital Preservation 2017: “Preservation is Political,” to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25-26, 2017. Digital Preservation is the major meeting and conference of the NDSA—open to members and non-members alike—focusing on tools, techniques, theories and methodologies for digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, the content […]

07 Nov

Today, there is plenty of evidence that good scientific practice cannot be obtained for web references in general by today’s referencing practices. It is also evident that web references are crucial for both current and future research, and thus there is a high demand for new referencing methods to web material which can support good scientific practice. […]


Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) has successfully evolved from the bwFLA project since 2011 and is now in production use. However, setting up a new instance without help of the developers was challenging if not painful. Thankfully, a DGF/NEH grant enabled us to work on usability, documentation and novel workflows, to enable a wider audience to use emulation. […]

Earlier this year I blogged about Isolyzer, a tool designed to help the detection of broken ISO images. Today I released a shiny new beta version that adds a significant amount of new functionality. Below is an overview of the main changes, followed by some warnings and caveats. Support of more file systems Where previous […]

This blog diary captures what the OPF team have been upto. We aim to post updates at least once a fortnight, more regularly when there’s a lot going on. Becky: It’s been a busy month, starting off with our Annual General Meeting on 7-8 June. This year it was kindly hosted by the Bibliothèque nationale […]