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

Job title: ​Executive Director Hours:​ Full­ time (37.5 hours/week) Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months Reports to:​ Board of Directors Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond) Salary: from £45,000 per annum The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic leadership and operational management of the organisation. […]

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is delighted to welcome Preservica as its newest charter member. Preservica has over a decade of expertise in digital preservation, investing in many research initiatives as well as being a well-respected member of several international collaborations with academia, archives, libraries and corporations. Today, Preservica’s on-premise and cloud hosted digital preservation […]

The first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software has been released. The software can be downloaded at: http://downloads.verapdf.org/rel/veraPDF-library-GUI-0.2.0.zip veraPDF is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the […]

Events

15 Sep
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16 Sep

OpenDocument Format is the world’s leading document standard for exchanging content across office applications. The ODF plugfests are an ongoing series of vendor-neutral events, bringing together implementers and stakeholders of the standard. The goal is to achieve maximum interoperability by running scenario-based tests in a hands-on manner and discuss new and proposed features of the […]

18 Sep

Motivation The need for specific training on the multiple facets of digitisation and digital preservation technology is a common concern at cultural heritage institutions. As a response, the Impact Centre of Competence and the Open Preservation Foundation promote the organisation of a high-quality MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on digitisation and digital preservation. Objective The […]

21 Sep
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23 Sep

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation. It provides the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary for institutions to combine organisational and technological perspectives, and devise an appropriate response to the challenges that digital preservation needs present. DPTP […]

Blog

Presented here is a tool that will create a 'rogues gallery' out of any digital collection for which you have a DROID report for (alternatively, soon, a Siegfried report for). The tool was presented at a recent OPF Webinar, Preservation in Practice: Archives New Zealand; slides here. And was created by myself and Andrea K. […]

Abstract() This blog discusses what we have available in our toolkit for contributing more signatures to PRONOM for the benefit of the digital preservation community. It also discusses the potential issues we need to work around in the short time we have between controlled PRONOM releases. The blog outlines an idea for a temporary, federated […]

This is the second and final instalment of a 2-part blog on the use of PDF/A validators for identifying preservation risks in PDF. You can read the first part here. In Part 1 I showed how PDF/A validators can be used to identify preservation risks in a PDF. I illustrated this with an example that […]