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We are delighted to welcome the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) as our latest affiliate member. ‘PSNC brings new expertise and tools to the OPF membership’, explained Ed Fay, Executive Director of OPF. ‘They have developed dArceo, a long-term preservation system (http://dingo.psnc.pl/darceo/) which is already used by a number of institutions in Poland to […]

We are pleased to announce we are partnering with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) to sponsor the Award for Research and Innovation in the Digital Preservation Awards 2014. This award is one of five categories available this year. The Award for Research and Innovation recognises significant technical or intellectual accomplishments which practically lowers the barriers […]

We are pleased to welcome the National Archives of Estonia as our newest member.   Lauri Leht, Director of Digital Archives, explained:   “The National Archives of Estonia has joined Open Planets to collaborate in the field of digital preservation with other innovative members of the archiving community. Our digital preservation specialists are looking forward […]

The Board of the OPF has appointed Ed Fay as the new Executive Director. Ed will join the OPF in  February 2014 and will lead the organisation in its efforts to address its members' digital preservation  challenges with a practical, and community-led approach.    Ross King, Chair of the Board, said: "The Board was extremely gratified […]

Many of the tools and practises developed for the digital forensics field can be integrated into digital preservation techniques. This is particularly true regarding: processes for securing, analysing, and appraising material prior to ingest into a repository or digital archive. donated personal digital archives, where physical hardware and media are acquired, rather than digital content. […]

We are pleased to welcome two new affiliate organisations to our membership: Portico, a digital preservation service, and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a number one ranked school in the United States. “We are delighted these organisations have decided to join us,” said […]

On 6-7 December 2012, the first SCAPE training event was held in the beautiful city of Guimaraes, Portugal. The event was supported by the European Capital of Culture 2012, who kindly provided the venue, the Archaeological Museum of the Martins Sarmento Society. The focus of the training event was identification and characterisation. The event began with […]

On 18 September, the European Commission will open ICT Call 11, inviting amongst others proposals in the field digital preservation. The Call closing date is 16 April 2013.   This time, the EC is calling for public procurement actions as defined in Objective 11.2 of the Work Programme 2013: “More efficient and affordable solutions for […]

The first OPF webinar ‘Understanding the Value of Preservation Data’ by Dr. David Tarrant, will take place on Wednesday 26 September at 15.00 BST / 16.00 CET. This webinar will demonstrate techniques for ensuring quality and maturity of preservation data. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: List and […]

The Digital Preservation Awards celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow. It was first awarded in 2004 as one of the Conservation Awards and it has been presented on four occasions (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010).  2012 is the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the […]